Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Jitendra Singh

Designation : MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Company : Govt. of India

Speaking in : North East India : Organic Production Hub : Opportunities Unexplored

Personal Profile :

Jitendra Singh is an Indian politician. Currently, he is the Minister of State(MoS) (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.

He is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive member and was the chief spokesperson for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. He won the Udhampur seat in Indian general election, 2014 for the 16th Lok Sabha.

He was a professor of diabetes and endocrinology, a consultant and clinical practitioner, author of 8 books, and a newspaper columnist. He is the ex-Chairman, National Scientific Committee Diabetes, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India. Singh hails from a Rajput family.

He resigned from Government job of Professor Medicine (Diabetes) for pursuing his political career. He played a historic role in 2008 Amarnath Land Row Agitation, as a member of the core committee of Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti.

He contributed over five thousand published articles in the press including a widely read syndicated column “Tales of Travesty”. Author of five books, Elsvier published monograms and over a dozen chapters in various text books of Diabetes and Medicine for MD students. He was first ever medical professional to be conferred the coveted “Jamna Devi Gian Devi” award for journalism. Citation hails as popular freelance journalist having so far contributed more than two thousand published articles in national regional press.

He has authored five books and three Monograms included three All-India popular books on Diabetes awareness, one of which titled “Diabetes Made Easy” was included in Best-seller section of “World Book Fair” held at Pragati Maidan in 2002.

He was Awarded Gold Medal for “Oration” at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry. He received the “Award of outstanding personality” from former union Health Minister, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2009. Interestingly, Ghulam Nabi Azad was defeated by Dr. Jitendra Singh in the 16th Lok Sabha Elections held in 2014.

He was pioneered work on “Stress Diabetes in Kashmiri Migrants” published in “International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries” and hailed by World Health Organization (WHO).

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