Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
Minister of State for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology
and Human Resource Development
Government of India
1st Floor, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashok Road,
New Delhi, PIN- 110001
Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, an eminent parliamentarian with decades of contribution at grass root level, is a distinguished engineer, agriculturist and advocate. Vocal against injustice, he relentlessly engaged in the issues of agriculture sector, farmers’ issues and rural development. He has been an elected Member of Parliament, successfully representing Akola Constituency (Maharashtra) since 2004. He was also a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Murtizapur (Akola District) during 1999-2004. Since beginning, Shri Dhotre was very active in student movements and was a student representative and General Secretary of Amaravati Engineering College, Nagpur University.
His parliamentary contributions include the work as a Member in various Standing Committees (Information Technology, Estimates, Railways, Rural Development, Agriculture), Consultative Committees (Agriculture, Defense), Business Advisory Committee and Indian Council of Agriculture Research.
Shri Dhotre, held several distinguished positions and was awarded for his outstanding contributions by Maharashtra Govt. Industry Award for Excellent Performance (1987) and Late Shri Vasantrao Naik Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Agricultural Sector (1999). He was the former Vice Chairman of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education & Research Pune (MCAER), Govt. of Maharashtra.
His contributions were well acknowledged at the grass root level in cooperatives, government institutions on issues of rural development and agriculture as the main stay. He was a Director in Gram Vikas Cooperative Ginning & Pressing Factory, Member in Maharashtra State Employment Selection Board and an invitee member of Board of Studies (Department of Farm Structures), Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh, Agricultural University. He was an Executive Council Member of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth. He won accolades as a five term elected Director from amongst the Farmers’ shareholders of Maharashtra State Seeds Corporation Limited, Akola.
In his long political journey, Shri Dhotre, held several party positions in Bharatiya Janata Party as District President, Akola (1999-2004), Secretary Maharashtra Pradesh Bhartiya Janata Party (2013-2016) and Party Whip Maharashtra BJP Parliamentary Party (2013-2016).
His areas of interest include Technology for Change, Water Conservation, Infrastructure & Community Development, Environment and Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture for marginal Farmers.