Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Pratap Chandra Sarangi (born 4 January 1955), was a Minister of State in the Government of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He is a Politician from Balasore, Odisha and serves as a National Executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He won Odisha Legislative Assembly, two times: from 2004 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2014, both times from Nilagiri constituency.[1]

Pratap Chandra Sarangi
Minister of State, Government of India
In office
31 May 2019  7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterNitin Gadkari
MinistryMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises
In office
31 May 2019  7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterGiriraj Singh
MinistryAnimal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byRabindra Kumar Jena
Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byPradipta Panda
Succeeded bySukanta Kumar Nayak
Personal details
Born (1955-01-04) 4 January 1955 (age 68)
Gopinathpur, Odisha, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Alma materUtkal University

He revolutionalised primary education in rural areas through the innovative concept of community funded Ekal Vidyalaya or single teacher schools.[2]

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