Anil Madhav Dave, Member of Parliament representing Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha since 2009, took oath today as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Dave, from Barnagar, Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh, holds an M. Com degree from Gujarati College, Indore. RSS Swayamsewak and BJP Karyakarta, Dave, 60, is unmarried and a social worker, engaged currently with the conservation of the Narmada river. He has written several books in Hindi and two in English, including ‘From Amarkantak to Amarkantak’ and ‘Beyond Copenhagen’.
Other than being a member of the Upper House of Parliament, Dave has been a member of the Committee on Water Resources, member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. From March 2010 to June 2010, he has also been a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.