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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar extends cabinet to 31 ministers, allocates portfolios

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar extends cabinet to 31 ministers, allocates portfolios

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar extended his cabinet to a total of 31 ministers after three months of the formation of a new government in the state on February 9, today. As many as 17 new ministers were sworn in by Governor Fagu Chauhan to be a part of the Bihar cabinet. The CM has also allotted departments to the newly sworn ministers.

The list of ministers with their portfolios is as follows:

  1. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, has with him General Administration, Home, Cabinet Secretariat, Monitoring, Election and all such departments that are not allotted to other ministers.

  2. Tarkishore Prasad, Deputy Chief Minister, and has the charge of Finance, Commercial Tax, City Development and Housing Department.

  3. Renu Devi, Deputy Chief Minister, will also head Disaster Management and Welfare of Backward Classes.

  4. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary will be the minister for Education and Parliamentary Affairs.

  5. Bijendra Prasad Yadav will be the minister for Energy, Planning and Development.

  6. Ashok Chaudhary will be the minister for Building Construction.

  7. Sheela Kumari will be the minister for Transport.

  8. Santosh Kumar Suman will be the minister for Small Water Resources and Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes.

  9. Mukesh Sahni will be the minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

  10. Mangal Pandey will be the minister for Health.

  11. Amarendra Pratap Singh will be the minister for Agriculture.

  12. Dr Rampreet Paswan will be the minister for Public Health Engineering.

  13. Jeevesh Kumar will be the minister for Labor Resources and Information Technology.

  14. Ram Sundar Kumar will be the minister for Revenue and Land Reforms.

  15. Syed Shahnawaz Hussain will be the minster for Industries.

  16. Shravan Kumar will be the minister for Rural Development.

  17. Madan Sahni will be the minster for Social Welfare.

  18. Pramod Kumar will be the minister for Sugarcane Industry and Law.

  19. Sanjay Kumar Jha will be the minster for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations.

  20. Leshi Singh will be the minister for Food and Consumer Protection.

  21. Samrat Chaudhary will be the minister for Panchayati Raj.

  22. Neeraj Kumar Singh will be the minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

  23. Subhash Singh will be the minister for Cooperatives.

  24. Nitin Naveen will be the minister for Path Building.

  25. Sumit Kumar Singh will be the minister for Science and Technology.

  26. Sunil Kumar will be the minister for Prohibition, Products and Registration.

  27. Jayant Raj will be the minister for Rural Development.

  28. Alok Ranjan will be the minister for Arts, Culture and Youth.

  29. Mohammad Jama Khan will be the minister for Minority Welfare.

  30. Narayan Prasad will be the minister for Tourism.

  31. Janak Ram will be the minister for Mines and Minerals.

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