|Member of the Indian Parliament for Nagpur||16 May 2014 Present|
|Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation||4 June 2014 – 9 November 2014|
|Minister of Rural Development||4 June 2014 – 9 November 2014|
|Minister of Shipping Incumbent||26 May 2014 Present|
|Minister of Road Transport and Highways Incumbent||26 May 2014 Present|
|Date Of Birth||27 May 1957|
|Political Party||Bhartiya Janta Party|
|Academics|| M.Com. from University of Nagpur.
L.L.B. from University of Nagpur.
Nitin Jairam Gadkari (born 27 May 1957) is an Indian politician and the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India. Gadkari earlier served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010-2013. He is also known for the works during his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the state of Maharashtra when he constructed a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, India’s first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway.
Gadkari became the Minister of Road Transport and Highways in May 2014 ( www.morth.nic.in) . Out of the stalled projects he inherited, projects worth ₹1 trillion (US$14 billion) were terminated and others worth ₹350 billion (US$4.9 billion) were put up for rebidding. He increased the pace of road creation in the country from 2 km/day to 16.5 km/day in his first year and to 21 km/day in the second year. He reserved an amount of one percent of the total projects awarded in his tenure worth ₹2 trillion (US$28 billion) for trees and beautification.[3