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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, 05 Apr 2014 19:21:34 -0700

Late Bhausaheb Thorat, who also is one of the doyens of cooperative movements, hailed from Ahmednagar and interestingly, their successors Balasaheb Thorat and Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil are ministers in the Maharashtra Cabinet. The district has seen ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:48:45 -0700

Nashik: Maharashtra Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat was stunned on Tuesday night when, while addressing a rally in support of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, he encounter pro-Modi slogans from a section of the audience. The rally took place in Sinnar ...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:16:45 -0700

When state Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was addressing the rally last night, with Kokate and Bhujbal on stage, a number of Congress activists raised slogans hailing Modi as well as Shiv Sena. Bhujbal is contesting his maiden Lok Sabha election ...

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Daily News & Analysis
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:28:15 -0700

... the Union Agriculture minister said. Those present at the rally included Chhagan Bhujbal, LS candidate from Dindori (ST) seat Dr Bharati Pawar, state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat. Narendra ModiSharad PawarNCPPrime Minister. Jump to comments ...
Times of India
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:37:30 -0700

We had met state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat two months back, urging him for a rollback in the rates, but in vain. In fact, there was no need to increase RR rates in the past two years as well. However, the state government is imposing around 20 ...
Times of India
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:36:20 -0700

Kolhapur leader and minister of state for home Satej Patil, minister for forests Patangrao Kadam, cooperatives minister Harshvardhan Patil, minister for revenue Balasaheb Thorat and minister for agriculture Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil are among the star ...
maharashtra times
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:38:11 -0700

दूरदृष्टीने बिनचूक निर्णय घेत निकोप, शिस्तबद्ध व सांघिक प्रयत्नामुळेच सहकारमहर्षी भाऊसाहेब थोरात सहकारी साखर कारखान्याची यशस्वी वाटचाल सुरू आहे. पुढील २५ ते ३० वर्षांचे नियोजन होईल, ...

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