An Ayurvedic doctor by profession, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh began his political career in the youth wing of Jana Sangh. He was the president of the Jana Sangh's youth wing in Kawardha during 1976-77. He was elected councilor of Kawardha municipality in 1983. He was a MLA from Kawardha in 1990 and retained the seat in 1993. His international engagements include participation in the sixth meeting of Common Wealth Nations Parliamentary Union in 1994. He also led the country in the Indian Trade Fair in Israel, Nepal, Palestine and Dubai. He was a Member of Parliament in 1999 and served as Minister of State of Commerce. He took oath as the second Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on December 7, 2003.
|Elected Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Two terms)|
|2||1999||Elected member of the 13th Lok Sabha|
|3||13.10.99 to 29.01.2003||Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry|
|4||2004||Elected Member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly|
|5||7.12.2003||Took oath as the second Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh|
|6||2008||Again elected as Member of Chhattisgarh Legislative
|7||12.12.2008||After being elected for Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly he again took oath as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh State|
Dr. Raman Singh's leadership is elevating Chhattisgarh to a higher growth trajectory with tremendous momentum. The new landmarks being achieved are getting increasingly recognized on the national and international stage. There are many illustrations, for example, Chhattisgarh stood first in the country in the implementation of the 20-point program on the development of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes (2006-2007) as per the assessment of the Statistics and Program Implementation Ministry, Govt. of India. The United Nations has given its highest award to Chhattisgarh in recognition of its human development model.
In addition, Dr. Raman Singh has received tremendous applause all over the country for the excellent fiscal management during his regime. It is noteworthy that Chhattisgarh has continued to be the leading Indian state in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana for the last few years. It is also worth mentioning that the Union Ministry of Urban Development has presented the CRISIL runners-up award to Chhattisgarh for urban modernization.
Dr. Raman Singh's mantra -- 'Gaon, Garib and Kisan' -- has become the focus of governance in Chhattisgarh. He believes that without the advancement of the village, the poor and the farmer, real development is hardly possible.
A new Chhattisgarh is coming up with massive investments in electrical infrastructure, roads and water resources. This is bringing clean drinking water to the homes of millions of poor in the state. With a variety of irrigational techniques like canals, pumps, drip irrigation and sprinklers, the Chhattisgarhi farmer is able to take multiple crops from his field resulting in increased rural income. Excellent road connectivity from villages to towns is ushering an era of fast movement of agricultural produce to the mandis.
Industrial investments too have seen a phase of enthusiastic buoyancy under the leadership of Dr. Raman Singh. The transparent governance and prudent fiscal management has seen Chhattisgarh rank consistently among the top 3 investment destinations in the country. Dr. Singh has now focused his vision on diversifying from the present core-sector industries and developing nine new strategic sectors in the State which will generate employment and at the same time not deplete the natural resources of Chhattisgarh. These nine-sectors are Minor Forest Products, IT & ITeS, Agro & Food processing, Automotive & Engineering, Bio Technology & Pharmaceutical, Tourism & Healthcare, Urban Infrastructure, Handicrafts and New & Renewable Energy sectors. It is with this vision that the Chhattisgarh Government is organizing the first ever Global Investors Meet in the State on November 2nd and 3rd, 2012.