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India gets third Modi government: Here’s full list of ministers

A total of 72 ministers, including the prime minister, were sworn in on June 9.

Indian PM Narendra Modi along with members of his new government that took oath on June 9, 2024. (Photo by Elke Scholiers/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE third Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on Sunday (9) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. It includes, besides the PM, 71 ministers from his Bharatiya Janata Party and many other parties that are in the National Democratic Alliance that won majority in the recently held general elections.

While some of the top portfolios went to the ministers who held them earlier, including home, defence, finance and external affairs, those of some previous ministers were changed while some new faces were inducted.

Here’s a full list of who has got what ministry in the third government of PM Modi:

Prime minister Narendra Modi

Ministry of personnel, department of atomic energy, public grievances and pensions, department of space, and portfolios not allocated to any minister. He is also in charge of all important policy issues.

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Home affairs

Minister: Amit Shah

Minister of state: Nityanad Rai and Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Cooperation

Minister: Amit Shah

Ministers of state: Krishan Pal and Murlidhar Mohol

Defence

Minister: Rajnath Singh

Minister of state: Sanjay Seth

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External affairs

Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Ministers of state: Kirtivardhan Singh and Pabitra Margherita

Finance

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of state: Pankaj Chaudhury

Corporate Affairs

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of State: Harsh Malhotra

Road transport and highways

Minister: Nitin Gadkari

Ministers of state: Ajay Tamta and Harsh Malhotra

Health and family welfare

Minister: Jagat Prakash Nadda

Ministers of state: Anupriya Patel and Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav

Chemicals and fertilisers

Minister: JP Nadda

Minister of state: Anupriya Patel

Youth affairs and sports

Minister: Mansukh Mandaviya

Minister of state: Raksha Nikhil Khadse

Labour and employment

Minister: Mansukh Mandaviya

Minister of State: Shobha Karandlaje

Food processing industries

Minister: Chirag Paswan

Minister of state: Ravneet Singh Bittu

Agriculture and farmers welfare

Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Ministers of state: Ram Nath Thakur and Bhagirath Choudhary

Rural development

Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Ministers of state: Dr Chandra Shekhar Pemmasani and Kamlesh Paswan

Power

Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

Minister of state: Shripad Naik

Housing and Urban Affairs

Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

Minister of state: Tokhan Sahu

Tourism

Minister: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of state: Suresh Gopi

Culture

Minister: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of state: Rao Inderjit Singh

Information and Broadcasting

Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Minister of State: L Murugan

Railways

Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Minister of state: Ravneet Singh Bittu and V Somanna

Electronics and Information Technology

Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Minister of state: Jitin Prasada

Civil aviation

Minister: Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu,

Minister of state: Murlidhar Kisan Mohol

Education

Minister: Dharmendra Pradhan

Ministers of state: Sukanta Majumdar and Jayant Chaudhary

Women and child development

Minister: Annapurna Devi

Minister of State: Savitri Thakur

Environment, forest and climate change

Minister: Bhupendra Yadav

Minister of State: Kirtivardhan Singh

Jal Shakti (water power)

Minister: C R Paatil

Ministers of state: V Somanna and Raj Bhushan Choudhary

Parliamentary affairs

Minister: Kiren Rijiju

Ministers of state: L Murugan and Arjun Ram Meghwal

Minority Affairs

Union Minister: Kiren Rijiju

Minister of state: George Kurian

Heavy industries

Minister: HD Kumaraswamy

Minister of state: Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma

Steel

Minister: HD Kumaraswamy

Minister of state: Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma

Communication

Minister: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Minister of state: Dr Chandra Shekhar Pemmasani

Development of North Eastern region

Minister: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Minister of State: Sukanta Majumdar

Textiles

Union Minister: Giriraj Singh

Minister of state: Pabitra Margherita

Consumer affairs, food and public distribution

Minister: Prahlad Joshi

Minister of state: BL Verma and Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya

New and renewable energy

Minister: Prahlad Joshi

Minister of State: Shripad Naik

Petroleum and natural gas

Minister: Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of state: Suresh Gopi

Ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises

Minister: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Minister of state: Shobha Karandlaje

Panchayati raj

Minister: Lallan Singh

Minister of state: SP Singh Baghel

Fisheries, animal husbandry and dairy

Minister: Lallan Singh

Minister of state: SP Singh Baghel and George Kurian

Commerce and industry

Union Minister: Piyush Goyal

Minister of state: Jitin Prasada

Ports, shipping and waterways

Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal

Minister of State: Shantanu Thakur

Social justice and empowerment

Minister: Dr Virendra Kumar

Minister of state: Ramdas Athawale, BL Verma

Tribal affairs

Minister: Jual Oram

Minister of state: Durgadas Uikey

Coal

Minister: G Kishan Reddy

Minister of state: Satish Chandra Dubey

Mines

Minister: G Kishan Reddy

Minister of state: Satish Chandra Dubey

Ministers of state (Independent Charge)

Rao Inderjit Singh

Ministry of statistics and programme implementation, ministry of planning and ministry of culture

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Ministry of Law and Justice

Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of science and technology, ministry of earth sciences

Minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions, minister of state in the department of space and minister of state in department atomic energy

Jayant Chaudhary

Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship

Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav

Ministry of Ayush

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