Nitin Raut

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Nitin Raut
Nitin Raut
Cabinet Minister of Renewable Energy and Energy Department of Maharashtra[1]
Assumed office
28 November 2019
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Preceded byChandrashekhar Bawankule
Guardian minister of Nagpur District Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
09 January 2020
ConstituencyNagpur North
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
26 November 2019
Preceded byMilind Mane
ConstituencyNagpur North
In office
Preceded byBadhel Bhola Janglu
Succeeded byMilind Mane
Personal details
Born9 October 1952
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sumedha Raut
ChildrenDeeksha Raut Ramteke, Kunal Raut
Parent(s)Kashinath Raut (father)
EducationB.A., B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., F.P.C, M.F.A, C.P.L.
Alma materNagpur University
ProfessionPolitician, Social activism

Dr. Nitin Kashinath Raut is an Indian politician and social activist from Maharashtra. He is currently serving as a Cabinet minister in the Uddhav Thackeray ministry, Government of Maharashtra. He is the Working President of the Indian National Congress party Maharashtra and Chairman AICC (All India Congress Committee) for SC Department. He was the Cabinet Minister of Employment Guarantee and Water Conservation in the Government of Maharashtra, India until 2014.[2][3]

He earned a B.A. in commercial aviation.

Political career

He was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Nagpur North constituency, in Nagpur district consecutively in the 1999,[4] 2004[5] and 2009 elections.[6] As of 2014 he served as a Maharashtra Cabinet Minister for Employment Guarantee Scheme and Water Conservation. He was former Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Fisheries, Home, Jail, State Labor and Excise Department.[6]

During his tenure, Nitin Raut published books and won awards for his contribution. Prominent face of Congress from Vidarbha. Currently cabinet minister of Maharashtra

Held positions

Legislative Council positions

  • Member, Statutory Committee SC/ST Welfare
  • Member, Statutory Committee Employment Guarantee Scheme
  • Member, Statutory Standing Committee, Home department
  • Member, Statutory Committee Reservation Act
  • Member, Statutory Committee Theft of Forest Products
  • Member, Statutory Committee Employment and Self Employment
  • Member, Statutory Committee Joint Selection Committee, Andh Shraddha Nirmulan
  • Member, Publishing society of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's writings and speeches, Maharashtra state
  • Member, DUDA
  • Chairman and former trustee, Nagpur Improvement Trust
  • President, Advisory Committee, MSRTC
  • Chairman, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Visitor's Board
  • Chairman, Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana
  • Chairman, Food and Civil Supplies District Committee

Party posts

  • Working President, Maharashtra State Congress Committee
  • Vice president, Maharashtra State Congress Committee
  • Member, AICC, Since 2001.
  • Former joint secretary, Maharashtra State Congress Committee.
  • PCC In-Charge / Districts: 1. Bhandara, 2. Gondia, 3. Pimpri Chinchwad, 4, Navi Mumbai.
  • Member, MPCC, Major Group.
  • Member, MPCC Media Committee.
  • Member, State Policy Committee.
  • Member of the Jail Bharo Movement, for the great and revered leader Indira Gandhi.
  • AICC Inspector, Jharkhand Assembly Election 2005.
  • AICC Inspector, West Bengal Assembly Elections 2006.
  • AICC Inspector, Gujarat Assembly Elections 2007.
  • AICC Inspector, Goa assembly Elections 2007.
  • AICC Inspector, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir Assembly Elections 2008.
  • Active participation in the campaigns of Madhya Pradesh Assembly and General Elections. Apart from politics, his other interests involve social work; which he carries out through an NGO, Sankalp.
  • Educational qualifications

Other positions

He became the Vice President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) in 2001.

He served as the General Secretary MPCC.

He is an active member of the MPCC Core Group and Media Committee.

He began serving as a member of the All India Congress Committee in 2001.

Books and publications

  • Buddhist Marriage and Succession Act, 2007
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's views on Birth Control and its Relevance with Modern India
  • Buddhism and Dalit: Social Philosophy and Tradition

Personal life

Raut's mother's name is Tuljabai and father's name is Kashinath Raut. He is married to Mrs Sumedha Raut. They have a daughter Diksha Raut and a son Kunal Raut. Raut is an Ambedkarite and Buddhist. His family, inspired by B. R. Ambedkar, follows Buddhism and he strongly believes in Buddhist philosophy.[12]

Social work

Nitin Raut carries out social work through 'Sankalp', an NGO that works to aid Dalits and other downtrodden people. It provides relief to victims of natural and man-made calamities such as floods and communal riots.[13]


  • 2002: “Man Of The Year 2002” award by the Biographical Society, USA
  • 2009: “Vijay Ratna Puraskar” by the A.I. Bhikku Sangha, Buddha Gaya, Bihar


  1. ^ "Considering Free Electricity Upto 100 Units: Maharashtra Minister".
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Know About Congress Leader Nitin Raut, Maharashtra's New Minister". Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  4. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 133-Nagpur North Constituency of Maharashtra". Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e "Nitin Raut Profile : नितीन राऊत यांचा परिचय". 28 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "ठाकरे सरकारचे खाते वाटप जाहीर, कोणत्या मंत्र्यांकडे कोणतं खातं?". 12 December 2019.
  10. ^ "पायाभूत आराखडा तयार करा; ऊर्जामंत्री डॉ. नितीन राऊत यांचे आदेश".
  11. ^ "नवीन पालकमंत्र्यांची जिल्हानिहाय यादी जाहीर; पाहा कोणत्या जिल्ह्याला कोण पालकमंत्री".
  12. ^ Aug 22. "Nitin Rauts family". Mumbai Mirror.
  13. ^ "City gets ready for Dhamma Diwas 'Power Show' at Deekshabhoomi; Nitin Raut's Sankalp Foundation all set for massive 'bhojandaan'". 10 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
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