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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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Times of India
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:33:45 -0700

AURANGABAD: Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday announced an Rs 800-crore water scheme for the proposed Shendra-Bidkin integrated industrial belt, a part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Chavan announced this ...
The Asian Age
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700

The state Cabinet had formed a high level committee headed by revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat in December last year after ministers demanded abolition of the process owing to corruption. Not only do owners now no longer need to procure the NA ...
Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:26:47 -0700

The decision taken at the meeting called by revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat would provide relief to a few thousand Panshet flood-affected families. MLC Mohan Joshi, the committee of the Panshet flood-affected people Mangesh Kharade, district ...
Times of India
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:55:00 -0700

AURANGABAD: The city's guardian minister Balasaheb Thorat on Monday directed the district administration to preserve water for drinking purpose. Announcing a slew of measures to deal with water scarcity in the wake of delay in arrival of monsoon ...
Times of India
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:37:29 -0700

Besides Chavan, industries minister Narayan Rane, cooperation minister Harshwardhan Patil and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat were under consideration for the campaign committee. "Chavan was the top contender,'' the minister said. He said now in ...
Times of India
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:48:45 -0700

State revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, who is monitoring the implementation of the project, said on Saturday that the government will take up scanning of land records of every district in a phased manner. He said a pilot project was implemented in ...


Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Congress contests 22 and NCP 25 as per the seat sharing adjustment. Party sources said senior leaders from the region like Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, senior leaders Manikrao Gavit, Surupsingh Naik, ...

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Daily News & Analysis
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:02:32 -0700

Dissident leaders like Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, who are all aspirants for the CM's post, warned the party leadership that there would be a repeat performance of disaster in the assembly elections scheduled for ...

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