31 Facts About Jairam Ramesh


Jairam Ramesh was born on 9 April 1954 and is an Indian politician belonging to Indian National Congress.


Jairam Ramesh is a Member of Parliament representing Karnataka state in the Rajya Sabha.


In July 2011, Jairam was elevated to the Union Council of Ministers of India and appointed Minister of Rural Development and Minister of the new Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.


Jairam Ramesh was previously the Indian Minister of State at the Ministry of Environment and Forests from May 2009 to July 2011.


Jairam Ramesh was born on 9 April 1954 in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India.


Jairam Ramesh's father was a Professor of Civil Engineering in IIT Bombay.


Jairam Ramesh considers himself a practising Hindu with Buddhism ingrained and calls himself a 'Hind-Budh'.


Since childhood, Jairam Ramesh has been strongly influenced by Jawaharlal Nehru.


Jairam Ramesh was fascinated by Nehru's modern approach to life, his bringing change in a traditional society and his liberal, humanist, rational approach to life, religion, men and civic matters.


Jairam Ramesh considers himself a product of the Nehruvian era in many ways.


Jairam Ramesh read Paul Samuelson and found him very interesting.


Jairam Ramesh is a member of the International Council of the New York-based Asia Society.


Jairam Ramesh has been a Visiting Fellow and Affiliated Researcher of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, since 2002.


In 1978, Jairam Ramesh joined the World Bank for a short assignment.


Jairam Ramesh returned to India in December 1979 and worked as assistant to economist Lovraj Kumar at the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices.


Jairam Ramesh reorganised India's international trade agencies in 1990 and was OSD to the Prime Minister in 1991.


Jairam Ramesh participated in India's economic reforms in 1991 and 1997.


Jairam Ramesh served on the eminent persons group of the Union Ministry of Power and other key government committees.


Jairam Ramesh served as Secretary in the All India Congress Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Karnataka Planning Board, member of the Rajasthan Development Council, and Economic Advisor to the government of the state of Chhattisgarh.


Jairam Ramesh was a member of the Congress Party's electoral strategy team for the 2004 Lok Sabha cycle.


Jairam Ramesh was chief negotiator for India at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 and 18 December 2009.


Jairam Ramesh was part of the 19-member 'Foundation Day Committee' of the All India Congress Committee, under the chairmanship of party president Sonia Gandhi, for planning the 2010 year-long celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the Congress Party.


On 12 July 2011, Jairam Ramesh was promoted to Cabinet Minister and reassigned to charge of the Ministry for Rural Development and on 13 July 2011 was named Minister of the new Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.


Jairam Ramesh was instrumental, as minister for environments and forests in 2011, in banning the use of bulls as performing animals.


Currently, Jairam Ramesh has been appointed a member of a board which provides strategic policy advice to a key UN agency on environmentally-sound technologies for developing nations.


Jairam Ramesh has accepted the offer to serve as a member of the International Advisory Board which gives strategic policy advice to the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme on the programmatic direction of International Environmental Technology Centre.


On 19 December 2020, Jairam Ramesh tendered apology to Vivek Doval and his family in regard to defamation case filed by latter, after Jairam Ramesh accused Vivek Doval of dealing with black money syndicate as per an article published in The Caravan under the title of The D Companies.


Jairam Ramesh was out on bail issued in May 2019 by Delhi High Court.


Jairam Ramesh became a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Indian National Congress Party nomination.


Jairam Ramesh's been a columnist for the Business Standard, Business Today, The Telegraph, Times of India and India Today, sometimes under the pen-name "Kautilya".


Jairam Ramesh has anchored a number of popular television programmes on business and the economy, including Business Breakfast and Crossfire.