|Minister for Panchayats & Rural Development and Water Investigation & Development|
|Assumed office |
20 May 2011
|Preceded by||Gautam Deb & Surjya Kanta Mishra|
|Preceded by||Jyoti Bhusan Bhattacharya|
|Succeeded by||Sachin Sen|
|Preceded by||Siddhartha Shankar Ray|
|Succeeded by||Subrata Bakshi|
|Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation|
12 July 2000 – 5 July 2005
|Preceded by||Prasanta Chatterjee|
|Succeeded by||Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya|
|Constituency||Ward No. 87|
|Assumed office |
13 May 2011
|Preceded by||Ahmed Javed Khan|
|Minister of Information and Cultural Affairs |
Government of West Bengal
2 April 1972 – 21 June 1977
|Succeeded by||Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee|
|Preceded by||Haripada Bharati|
|Succeeded by||Sanjoy Bakshi|
|Born||14 June 1946|
|Political party||All India Trinamool Congress (1999-2004) (2010-Present) Indian National Congress (1971-1999),(2004-2009)|
|Residence||Calcutta, India (present-day Kolkata, India)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta (M.A.) Bangabasi College|
Subrata Mukherjee is an Indian politician who is the Cabinet Minister of Panchayats & Rural development and Water Investigation & Development in the Government of West Bengal. Earlier, he has been Minister for Public Health Engineering. He is a MLA, elected from the Ballygunge constituency in the 2011 West Bengal state assembly election. He is a former Mayor of Kolkata and Home Minister of West Bengal in Siddhartha Sankar Ray's Government.
In 1999, he joined hands with Mamata Banerjee, parting ways with the Indian National Congress. This decision came from the Congress MLA, as INTUC denied him of the nomination to the governing body of the ILO for the second term. He was made the Mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in 2000, as a Trinamool Congress candidate. However, even after being the Mayor as a Trinamool leader, he decided not to resign as a Congress member of the Legislative Assembly. As Mayor, he had dreamt of a 300 ft-high Kolkata gate on EM Bypass, which would have cost Rs. 20-crore. However, the project could not see the daylight, as it could not obtain clearance from the Pollution Control Board.
Ahead of the civic polls in 2005, Mukherjee quit Trinamool Congress following differences with the party chief and returned to the Congress. In May 2010, he left the Indian National Congress again and rejoined Trinamool Congress, leaving the post of Pradesh Congress Working President.
In 2011, after the Trinamool Congress won a majority in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, he was made Minister for Public Health Engineering under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In December 2011, he was given the additional charge of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development ministry, and replaced Chandranath Sinha.
Under the leadership of Shru Subrata Mukherjee, the Public Health Engineering Department of the West Bengal Government launched some very innovative yet useful water treatment projects. The Water ATM was installed in Ekdalia Evergreen Club during the Durga Puja Festival of 2015, which would dispense 1 liter of Purified, chilled drinking water at Rs. 2. Seeing the success of the Water ATM during the pujas, the current Chief Minister of the state, Smt. Mamata Banerjee took up the project across the state. The Public Health Engineering Department also took up the project of providing packaged mineral water, Prandhara, in the same year.
- Hindustan Times
- The Hindu
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