Himachal Pradesh
13th Legislative Assembly ( Vidhan Sabha )
Technical Education Minister
Ram Lal Markanda
Dr. Ram Lal Markanda
Lahaul & Spiti -[21]-
Shimla Address :House No -11, Grant Lodge, Near Ramchandra Chowk, Shimla- 171002.
Permanent Address :Village & PO Udaipur, District Lahaul & Spiti,(HP).
Mobile Number :9418970008
Email :rammarkanda17[at]gmail[dot]com

Son of  Shri Bhag Dass Markanda; born on 17th October, 1966 at Udaipur, District  Lahaul & Spiti; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. and D.P.M., educated at HP University, Shimla; Agriculturist, Social and Political Worker.

Remained Joint Secretary, State NSUI, 1989-93; Senior Vice-President, State NSUI, 1996-97; General Secretary, H.P.  Youth Congress; President,  Himachal Vikas  Congress,  District  Lahaul  & Spiti; Joint  Secretary, All India Tribal Association;  and  President, Research Scholars’ Association, HP University, Shimla.

Encouraged Youths for blood donation by donating blood 21 times himself.

Elected to the State Legislative Assembly in 1998 as HVC Candidate; re-elected in December, 2007 as BJP nominee.

Remained Minister  of State for Rural  Development  and Panchayati Raj  (Independent Charge) , Minister of State for Animal Husbandry (Independent charge), IPH, attached with the IPH Minister  and  PWD ( Additional charge) attached with Chief Minister    during November 1998  to 03rd  Feb. 2003.

Re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha  (3rd  term ) in December,  2017;and inducted into Council of Ministers as  Agriculture Minister along with portfolios  of  Information Technology & Tribal Development  on 27th December, 2017.

Special Interest: Social work in tribal areas.

Favorite Pastime: Reading.

Languages Known: Hindi and English.

Sports: Represented HP University in Kabbadi, 1984.

             Won prize in Shot-Put (Inter College competition).

Book/Article Published: (i)  Single line Administration in Lahaul & Spiti (Article published in the Journal 'Social Change')

(ii)  Tribal Development Administration in Himachal Pradesh (Ph.D thesis).