Balasaheb Thorat

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Balasaheb Thorat
President Maharashtra State Congress
Personal details
Born7 February 1953
(age 66)
Sangamner, Bombay State, India
ResidenceSangamner Dist Ahmednagar

Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat (Marathi: बाळासाहेब भाऊसाहेब थोरात; born 7 February 1953) is a leading man of farmers and Indian National Congress legislator and also the chief of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC). He is well known in the cooperative movement, as the founder of the Milk Cooperative, and former president of the Sangamner District and State Cooperative Bank. He is recognized for his constructive work in Sangamner taluka and Akole taluka. He has founded cooperative educational institutions in Sangamner. Previously, he served as Minister of Agriculture and as Minister of Revenue, and Khar Lands in the Government of Maharashtra.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Political career[edit]

Honorable MLA Shri Balasaheb Thorat’s significant contribution to different fields during his tenure as Minister of State

  • Agriculture
  1. Development of 1 lakh Shet Tals in the state
  2. Implementation of various schemes for state farmers through agriculture universities
  3. Bringing agriculture universities to the doorstep of farmers
  4. Opening of soil testing and texturing centers
  5. Undertaking and implementation of Mahapik Abhiyan Yojana
  6. Organizing Krishi Dindies
  7. Organizing Shiwar Feri
  8. Online availability of agricultural information and distribution of Krishi cards to farmers
  9. Launching Maha Krishi Sanchar Yojana for state farmers
  10. Distribution of fertilizer credit cards to farmers
  11. Launch of crop insurance scheme for state farmers
  12. Launch of farmer accident insurance scheme
  13. Launch of Mahapik Bazar Yojana

The period of large scale Agriculture production in the history of Maharashtra State

  • Water Conservation
  1. Extensive projects for large-scale water conservation
  2. Positive changes in the water conservation policy
  3. Farm soil conservation and water conservation using machineries
  4. Development of Sakhali [chain] Bhandara's in the state
  5. Exclusive irrigation mission for Marathwada and Vidharba
  6. Strengthening the concept of Adarsha Gaon Yojana and decentralization of authority
  • Employment Guarantee scheme
  1. Shet Tal for all demanders
  2. Planning overall village development and allocation of funds to the skilled people
  3. Jawahar Vihir Yojana [2]
  4. Transferring employment guarantee payment directly to the accounts of labors
  • Education
  1. Implementation of right to education policy in the state
  2. Implementation of the widely successful best-of-five marks in SSC result in the state
  3. Free education to all children in the 6 to 14 age group
  4. Online of all schools
  5. Implementing midday meal scheme
  6. Rising the salary of Shikshak Sevaks
  7. Rising the salary of handicapped teachers
  8. Online payment scheme for all teachers
  9. Making school surroundings tobacco free to provide better environment for students
  10. Entry of school less children to schools as per their age groups
  • Revenue
  1. Hi-tech jump of revenue department through (Marathi: सुवर्ण जयंती राजस्व अभियान) [3]
  2. Historical decision of re-measuring all lands
  3. Online Sat Bara
  4. Starting of E-chawadi, E-Ferfar, and E-Seva centers
  5. Distribution of laptops to all Talathies
  6. Decision of providing certificates to students in their schools, under which 80 Lakh certificates were delivered in the last year
  7. Entry of Revenue Department in the famous Limca Book of World Records
  8. New residential offices for Talathies and circle
  9. Digitization of the Revenue Department
  • Main 25 works in the home constituency
  1. 95% of work completion of Nilwande Dam [4]
  2. Huge progress in the works of Nilwande canals
  3. Construction of 4.5 km long tunnel in Pimpalgaon Konzira and Kauthe Kamleswar
  4. A project of laying pipelines from Nilwande dam to Sangamner for solving water problems of the city
  5. “First Rehabilitation then Dam Construction” is the slogan
  6. Donation of own five acre land for rehabilitation works
  7. Completion of bypass for Sangamner
  8. Completion of joint bridge parallel to the old bridge
  9. Completion of bypass via Sukewadi to Rayate, Shirdi, and Ahmednagar bypass
  10. Progress in the airport development works with operations expected to start very soon
  11. Follow-up for the permission of railway line from Nashik to Pune
  12. Completion of new pipeline network for Sangamner city
  13. Underground drainage work is in progress in the Sangamner city
  14. Construction of state-of-art Sub-registrar office [Pranta Karyalya],Nagarpalika, and Panchayat Samiti works are in progress, and with the completion of Tahasil office building, Court building Sangamner city has acquired a high-tech look
  15. Renovation of bus stand and Kavi Anant Fandi auditorium
  16. Construction of new roads, daily supply of water in the city, and beautification of Gangamaighat
  17. Construction of new bridges at Jorve, Waghapur, and Dhandarphal
  18. Constructions of 59 cement bandharas from funds
  19. Construction of new 71 Talathi Karyalya's and circle offices
  20. Contribution of 68 crore rupees from revenue department to famine fund (Dushkal Nidhi)
  21. 14 thousand beneficiaries have profited from the Sanjay Gandhi Yojana [5]
  22. Development of Talukas and wadi's (villages) with special stress on good roads, good health, and good water
  23. Development of libraries, gram panchayat offices, temples, auditoriums, high masts, roads, medical sub-centres, grounds, gymnasiums, etc., in towns
  24. Installation of drinking water plants at Talegaon Dighe, Panodi, and Nandurkhandarmal
  25. Installation of twelve new electricity sub-stations [Eight 133 kV, Three 132 kV, and One 220 kV] for solving electricity problems of Sangamner city
  26. Approximately 3000 new transformers were installed in last three years
  27. 100 percent electrification of 48 wadi’s [villages]
  • Cooperation
  1. Purchase of sugar cane at the highest rate by Thorat Co-operative Sugar Factory. This year the rate was 2811 rupees.
  2. Distribution of 40 crore rupees among workers on Diwali by Rajhans Milk this year
  3. Milk collection centers, network of co-operative societies in every village have been strengthened
  4. Fixed deposits of 12000 crore rupees in Pathasanstha's and Co-operative banks
  5. Besides nationalized banks, 250 co-operative societies are in Sangamner
  • Education
  1. Amrutvahini College, Sahyadri College, and Sangamner College have got national level acknowledgment
  2. Amrutvahini Engineering [6] is recognized among top 10 at national level
  3. Total 6 Medical colleges, 1 Engineering college, 3 Polytechnics, 2 ITI’s and 6 senior colleges are in Sangamner
  • Social Projects
  1. Organization of various shivirs [workshops] for social awareness about government schemes under government at your-door-step Yojana
  2. Conducted survey of every wadi [villages] in order to properly deliver the benefits of Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana to the right people. Completed the works of new ration cards, nomination of land, etc.
  3. Conducted study of overall handicaps in the taluka and provided three wheelers, crutches, spectacles, Jaipur foots, etc. through Government Personal Benefit Yojana
  • Dandakaranya Mission
  1. Plantation of about 30 crore saplings in the last eight years under Dandakaranya Abhiyan has been specially noted by UNO. Effective people’s agitation for environment protection proved directive to the state.
  • Various Departments hold by the Honourable Saheb
  1. Irrigation
  2. Agriculture
  3. Water Conservation
  4. Salt Land
  5. State Protocols
  6. School Education
  7. Employment Guarantee Yojana
  8. Revenue Ministry

Educational Details[edit]

Graduate Professional

B.A- year-1975, LL.B- From Pune Vidhiya peeth year 1978


Party political offices
Preceded by
Ashok Chavan
President of
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

2019 – Present

Geographical Aspects of Sangamner Taluka | Rajhans Milk | Amrutvahini College