Ramchandra Singhdeo

A very senior and seasoned politician, Ramchandra Singhdeo has been the first finance minister of Chhattisgarh state.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST

A very senior and seasoned politician, Ramchandra Singhdeo has been the first finance minister of Chhattisgarh state.

Singhdeo, has been known for his bold stand on various issues including relief and rehabilitation of oustees of major dam projects in Madhya Pradesh and other social issues. People regard him as a leader who understands the problems of the commonman and is even willing to go against the party line on issues concerning their welfare.

Born on February 13, 1930 at Baikuntpur,he completed his Masters degree in Science and later went on to take a doctorate degree (PhD) in life science. He was Minister of Water Resources in Madhya Pradesh prior to the formation of the new state.

Considering his acumen and vast experience, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has entrusted Singhdeowith the charge of the ministries of Finance, Planning and Commercial Tax, Economic and statistics, 20 point programme implementation.

First Published: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST