Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, has held key ministerial portfolios during 2006–2014: rural development, drinking water and sanitation, and environment and forests, apart from commerce and power (as Minister of State). Besides this, in his capacity as an economist and policy expert, he has been the Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. He has also served in the Planning Commission, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Advisory Board on Energy.

He is the author of some notable books including To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story and Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India.