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Balasaheb Thorat
Minister of Revenue, and Khar Lands of Maharashtra State  India
Preceded by Narayan Rane
Constituency Sangamner (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born 07 Feb 1953
Jorve, Sangamner Taluka of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Residence Sangamner Dist Ahmednagar

Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat (Marathi: बाळासाहेब भाऊसाहेब थोरात) (7 Feb 1953), is a leader of farmers and Indian National Congress legislator. He is well known in the cooperative movement, as the founder of the Sangamner Cooperative Sugar Mill and Milk Cooperative, and former president of the Sangamner District and State Cooperative Bank. He is recognized for his constructive work in Sangamner taluka and Akole taluka. He has founded cooperative educational institutions in Sangamner. Previously, he served as Minister of Agriculture and as Minister of Revenue, and Khar Lands in the Government of Maharashtra.[1]

Dandakaranya Movement[edit]

Concerned about global warming, aridity and deforestation, Bhausaheb Thorat led a campaign to plant 45 million trees every year in Maharashtra. In the epic Ramayana, the sage Agastya turned the arid Dandakaranya into a green heaven through a massive drive of tree planting. A book, The Man Who Planted Trees, an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono, also inspired Bhausaheb Thorat. For this he launched the Dandakaranya Abhiyaan in June 2006 at Sangamner.[2]


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Daily News & Analysis
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:44:10 -0700

Shiv Sena protesters on Saturday threw ink on Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat in Ahmednagar district. The incident occurred while he was getting into his car after inaugurating developmental projects in Rajapar in Sangamner taluka,.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Former ministers Balasaheb Thorat and Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil have emerged as front-runners after legislators met with the party's central observer, senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge. However, the party has left the decision to Congress president Sonia ...
Times of India
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:23:23 -0800

It's one of the most sought after bungalows on Narayan Dabholkar Road, followed by Ramtek, on the same road, occupied by Chhagan Bhujbal, Sewa Sadan occupied by former revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat and Shivteerth by former speaker Dilip ...
Times of India
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0800

Party sources said some leaders including Prithviraj Chavan, Patangrao Kadam, Balasaheb Thorat among others were upset about Vikhe Patil's appointment. He was agriculture minister in the Prithviraj Chavan ministry and was nominated as the CLP leader ...
Times of India
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:36:05 -0700

MUMBAI: A Shiv Sena activist threw ink on revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat at Rajapur in Sangamner taluka of Ahmadnagar district on Saturday, the second such incident this month. After the ink attack, there was a total bandh in Sangamner, which is ...

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Times of India
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:43:48 -0800

In fact, even then industries minister Narayan Rane and then revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat had demanded a change in leadership, particularly after the Congress defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. Besides Patil, Thorat and former forest minister ...


Mumbai Mirror
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0800

Former minister Balasaheb Thorat added, "We will fight the Sena on issues concerning the common man and corruption, and anyone is welcome to join us. We will be a secular force and not let the Congress suffer. Even if the Leader of Opposition post goes ...

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Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:08:40 -0700

Chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan appears to be on his way out. The change may take place in the next 48 hours, according to reliable sources. Three Congress leaders are the front-runners for the hot seat. They are – Balasaheb Thorat (61 ...

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