Faggan Singh Kulaste

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Faggan Singh Kulaste
Minister of State
Government of India
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Minister of Rural Development7 July 2021 - Incumbent
Minister of Steel30 May 2019 - Incumbent
In office
5 July 2016 – 3 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Minister of Health & Family Welfare5 July 2016 - 3 September 2017
In office
13 October 1999 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Minister of Tribal Affairs22 November 1999 - 22 May 2004
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs13 October 1999 - 22 November 1999
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byBasori Singh Masram
In office
Preceded byMohan Lal Jhikram
Succeeded byBasori Singh Masram
Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 2012 – 16 May 2014
Succeeded byPrakash Javadekar
ConstituencyMadhya Pradesh
Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byDayal Singh Tumrachi
Succeeded byDayal Singh Tumrachi
Personal details
Born (1959-05-18) 18 May 1959 (age 64)
Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseSavitri Kulaste
Children1 son and 4 daughters

Daughter- Vandana Kulaste,Rajal Kulaste,Jyoti Kulaste, Kiran kulaste

Son- Vedprakash kulaste
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Faggan Singh Kulaste (born 18 May 1959) is an Indian politician who currently serving as the Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel of India in the Government of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was sworn in as Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel[1] on 30 May 2019 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kulaste is elected as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha (2019–2024). He represents the Mandla constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He was also Minister of State in Modi government. He has previously been a member of the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th Lok Sabha.[2]

He represented the Mandla Lok Sabha Parliamentary seat from 1996 to 2009. After losing in 2009 to Basori Singh Masram of Congress, he was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2012. He regained the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha, defeating his Congress rival Omkar Markam.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Barbati, District, Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), Faggan Singh Kulaste is married to Mrs. Savitri Kulaste. He has 3 daughters and 1 son.[4][clarification needed]


Kulaste completed his post graduation MA., BEd and LL.B. He completed his early education from Mandla College, Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar and Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).[clarification needed]

Positions held[edit]


Kulaste during the oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Within BJP[edit]

Non-political activities[edit]

  • Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad, Madhya Pradesh, 2000
  • National Secretary (In-charge) : BJP (ST Cell), 1996
  • State General Secretary (In-charge) : BJP (ST Cell), 1993
  • President : Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad, Madhya Pradesh, 1980
  • Patron : Akhil Bharatiya Gond Sangh since 1998

Social and cultural activities[edit]

Kulaste has been working for the propagation of education in society; encouraging tribals to keep alive their cultural activities by forming several committees; founder and organiser of educational units; providing free education to the weaker sections of the society; established Babalia Development Block for the upliftment of Adivasis and promotion of education. According to him liquor is a tonic in the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] He had inaugurated an oxygen plant.[6]


  1. ^ Desk, Sentinel Digital (19 August 2021). "Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste inspects Hajo Rurban Cluster - Sentinelassam". www.sentinelassam.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Mandla Lok Sabha Election Result - Parliamentary Constituency". resultuniversity.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Faggan Singh Kulaste: Age, Biography, Education, Wife, Caste, Net Worth & More - Oneindia". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Liquor is a Tonic, Crucial in Times of Pandemic: Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste". News18. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Faggan Singh Kulsate Inaugurated Oxygen Plant". 5 Dariya News. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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