Savitri Jindal

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Savitri Jindal
Born (1950-04/04-{{{day}}}) Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". January 1950 (age Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".)[1]
Tinsukia, Assam, India[1]
Residence Hisar, Haryana, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Marwari Agarwal
Education Diploma
Occupation Chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group. She is a politician from the Indian National Congress.
Net worth Decrease US$ 4.9 billion(2014)[2]
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) O. P. Jindal (1930-2005)
Children Prithviraj Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal, Naveen Jindal, and five others

Savitri Jindal is an Indian steel baroness, the wealthiest woman in India and the world's 80th richest person. She is a politician from the Indian National Congress.

Savitri Jindal is the non-executive chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, and member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, (Legislative Assembly). She became the chairperson after her husband, O. P. Jindal, died in a helicopter crash in 2005.[3]

Savitri Jindal is the catalytic force behind the implementation of the ideas of Shri OP Jindal through numerous business initiatives and community outreach programmes. She believes in aligning business priorities with meaningful social intervention, creating a framework for enduring value creation.

As of March 2012, Savitri Jindal and her family were listed by Forbes as the world's 80th "richest person", with a net worth of US$10.9 billion. They ranked as the fourth richest in India.[2] Among the billionaire mothers listed in 2010, Jindal had the most children (nine).[4]

Political Life[edit]

Savitri Jindal is the Hon’ble Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Hissar, Savitri Jindal, was inducted as Cabinet Minister in the Haryana Government on 29th October 2013.

Savitri Jindal was elected for the second time as MLA from Hissar in 2009. She had been elected for the first time in 2005 with a huge margin of 1,00,340 votes with all other 13 candidates forfeiting their candidature.

In the previous cabinet, she had served as the Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management, Consolidation, Rehabilitation and Housing and also the Minster of State for Urban Local Bodies and Housing.

In the capacity of a Minister, she worked tirelessly for the development of the state and notable initiatives taken by her included computerisation of land records in Haryana and launching various housing schemes in the state.

Apart from arranging funds from the Government for development work, she has contributed from her own personal wealth as well. She has already spent Rs 110 crores for the growth of the people in her constituency as well as the state.

Apart from representing Hissar in the Haryana Assembly, Smt. Jindal is also a Member, Estimates Committee, Haryana Vidhan Sabha and a Member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Haryana.

Taking cue from the corporate initiatives, she has successfully adapted the model in her constituency and the state of Haryana. Her humane approach is visible in her efforts to provide healthcare facilities, education and employment to those in need.

Smt. Jindal puts her energy in drawing a feasible roadmap to help achieve rapid socio-economic development and working for the underprivileged, women empowerment and inclusive growth of the society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haryana Vidhan Sabha MLA
  2. ^ a b "Savitri Jindal and family". Forbes. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "The World's Billionaires, #56Savitri Jindal". Forbes. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Savitri Jindal world's 4th richest mother". The Times of India. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2012.