Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Shri T R Baalu
Minister of Environment and Forests, India

Father's Name Thiru. Rajuthevar


Date of Birth 15 June 1941


Place of Birth Thalikottai, Distt. Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu)   


Educational Qualifications
           B.Sc., L.C.E.
           Educated at New College, Madras University, Chennai
           and Central Polytechnic, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)



Industrialist, Political and Social Worker and Engineer


Permanent Address

28, United India Colony, First Cross Street,
Kodambakkam, Chennai-600024
(Tamil Nadu)
Tel. (044) 4839090, 8222181


Present Address 

10, Raisina Road,
New Delhi-110001
Tel. (011) 3354717
Fax. (011) 3354590

Positions Held
Member, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (D.M.K.) onwards

Secretary, D.M.K., Madras City District unit

Member, Rajya Sabha
Member, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Committee on Rules (Rajya Sabha)

Elected to 11th Lok Sabha

Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas

Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of  Home Affairs

Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

13 Oct.1999
Union Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests onwards


Special Interests
Social Service


Favourite Pastime and Recreation


Countries Visited
USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sweden, Japan, China, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Bahrein, Thailand and Singapore


Other Information
Imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Secuirity Act (M.I.S.A.) during 1976 for about one year; arrested and imprisoned more than 15 times for participating in the agitations, picketings and demonstrations for public cause