A.K. Balan

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A. K. Balan
A.K. Balan, Minister.jpg
Minister for Electricity, SC/ST Development
Government of Kerala
In office
Preceded by Aryadan Mohammed
Succeeded by Aryadan Mohammed
Constituency Taroor, Palakkad district
Minister for Law, Cultural Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, SC/ST Development
Assumed office
2016 present
Personal details
Born (1951-08-03) 3 August 1951 (age 65)
Nadapuram, Calicut, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Spouse(s) Dr.P. K. Jameela
Children Naveen,Nikhil


A. K. Balan (born 3 August 1951) is an Indian politician and Advocate. He was the Minister for Electricity and SC/ST Development in the Left Democratic Front government under V. S. Achuthanandan from 2006-2011[1] and a member of Central Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist). He represents the Tarur constituency in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.[2]


A. K. Balan - Minister for Law, Cultural Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, SC/ST Development in Kerala Government

Balan was born on 3 August 1951 to Kelappan and Kunhi at Chalappuram near Nadapuram in present day Kozhikode district, Kerala. He received his B.A. degree from Brennen College, Thalassery and also holds an LL.B. degree. Balan entered politics through students movement and served as the President and the Secretary of Kerala State Committee of Students' Federation of India (SFI). He took part in 'Land Agitation' and imprisoned for 30 days in Kannur Central Prison.[3] He was elected to Lok Sabha from Ottapalam constituency in 1980 and to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Kuzhalmannam in 2001.

He is first electricity minister of any state in Indian history to electrify a district completely. In February 2010, under his ministry Palakkad was declared first district in India to be fully electrified.[4]

He is also having record of giving the most number of electricity connections to consumers in Kerala state. Kerala also won the National Award for Energy Conservation during his period as minister.[5] Now, he is the Minister for SC/ST, Law,Cultural Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs for the State of Kerala and the Central Committee member of CPIM

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  1. ^ "Twelfth Kerala Legislative Assembly". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Members of Legislative Assempbly". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "A. K. Balan". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/palakkad-country-s-first-fully-electrified-district/578831
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

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