Hon’ble Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India
Mr. Y.S Chowdary was inducted into PM Modi’s cabinet as Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences during his first reshuffle on Nov. 9th 2014. He was also appointed as a member of Indo-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group, jointly setup as a step towards strengthening bilateral ties between the two parliaments.
He is also a member of various committees such as Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, Parliamentary Forum on Youth and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, all of them belong to Government of India. He is Member of the Parliament for Rajya Sabha and represents the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.
Mr. Y.S Chowdary created the Sujana Group of Companies in 1986 by manufacturing electric fans and other home appliances under the name Padmini. The name Sujana was the amalgamation of the names of his father and mother. The company expanded into steel re-rolling in 1988.
He has distinguished himself as a technocrat entrepreneur and played a major role in establishing the Sujana Group of Companies, a 27 year old group, along with his friends and associates, providing direct and indirect employment to over 10,000 persons.