Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath of India

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Kamal Nath was first elected to the 7th Lok Sabha in 1980.
Nath was indicted by the Nanavati Commission on allegations that he was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Witnesses testified to seeing Nath lead an armed mob that attacked and demolished a Gurudwara in Rakab Ganj.
Kamal Nath was embroiled in a controversy when the Supreme Court in March 2002, applying the polluter pays principle, imposed a fine of Rs 10,00,000 (US$ 25,000) on Kamal Nath for damaging the environment by building a motel on the bank of river Beas near Kulu-Manali in Himachal Pradesh.
The Supreme Court Bench held that Kamal Nath was liable to pay a fine of Rs 10 lakh for causing damage to the sensitive ecology of the area by building Span Motel.
Kamal Nath was named the FDI Personality of the Year 2007 by FDI magazine and Financial Times Business for his "active efforts to attract foreign businesses to India, boost exports, and promote trade and investment.
Nath is the Minister for Commerce and Industry with Cabinet Rank.
Environment Forests in June 1991.
Germany, Japan, Singapore, Dubai and UK as also to UNCTAD and UNEP.
Kamal Nath is interested in a variety of sports.
BAILOUT PLANNED? Commerce & Industry Minister Kamal Nath says bailout will be considered if Satyam board asks for it.
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and the legs are giving way," is how Commerce Minister Kamal Nath has put India's case during the world trade talks as it battles the developed countries that are adamant on their protectionist agriculture policies.
Nath said there were fears of the unknown when India first introduced reforms in 1992.
Dealing with Kamal Nath is like playing a 20/20 cricket match.
At the time of Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984, Kamal Nath had grown close to Rajiv Gandhi, whose brother Sanjay he went to school with.
Kamal Nath said he was told the mob was agitated on account of some Hindu men and women being forcibly kept inside the gurdwara.
Satisfied that the police would be able to control the situation, Kamal Nath said he left after trying to persuade the crowd to disperse.
Justice Nanavati, however, felt, 'The reply filed by Kamal Nath is vague.
Evidence shows Kamal Nath was seen there at 2 pm.
Says the judge, 'Therefore, it would not be proper to come to the conclusion that Kamal Nath had in any manner instigated the mob.
They could not have heard anything Nath said to the mob.
Kamal Nath has asserted that these talks are becoming more like advancing the interests of prosperous classes while ignoring those whose livelihood security depends crucially on trade and trade-related matters,' said Mehta.
In contrast to the current talks that are scheduled to end Wednesday, Mehta said Kamal Nath was able to 'work wonders' at the Hong Kong ministerial meeting in 2005.
Kamal Nath was a landmark case in Indian environmental law.
The family of Indian politician Kamal Nath has direct links with this company.
The regularisation was done when Nath was Minister of Environment and Forests.
G20 is a diverse group and that is what gives the G20 credibility.
has imposed safeguards 28 times in the last three years on textiles.
Shri Kamal Nath was born on 18th November 1946 to father Late Shri Mahendra Nath and mother Smt.
Kamal Nath was first inducted as Minister of Environment & Forests into the Union Council of Ministers.
Nath has also led national delegations to Finland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Dubai and UK as also to UNCTAD and UNEP.
Kamal Nath has an exquisite interest in welfare issues, in particular tribal uplift and rural development.
We are trying to arrive at a broad political consensus and that is what we have done, Nath said while participating in a talk show on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary celebrations of the United States India Business Council (USIBC.
The Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said that the government will not hesitate to take action if it gets realistic information about irregularities within SEZs Act.
Speaking at the session on Globalisation the New Mantra, But How do we Remain Competitive? here today, Nath said the ongoing global food crisis is because of the growing use of agricultural land for bio fuels production.
New Delhi, Apr 11: Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said today that the central government would take more steps to control inflation.
Releasing India's foreign trade policy document here, Nath said that the supply side inflationary trend in the economy should be addressed by ensuring the regular supply of food items.
Stating that India is keen to learn and pick up the best practices from Singapore, Nath said that the city-state’s institutions, regulatory frameworks and strong services were a role model for India.
The expectations of the youth and making them employable were a major human skills development exercise,” Nath said at the breakfast session organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and IBEF at the World Economic Forum here.
Onboard Air India One, Jan 16: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said the most significant outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China is that Beijing has recognized that a partnership with India is a win- win situation for both.
Singh’s visit and his (Nath’s) discussions with his Chinese counterpart, Nath said to his mind there was personal touch to the visit that had not existed previously.
STRONG VOICE: Kamal Nath says Nandigram issue has nothing to do with the SEZs.
HARD TALK: Kamal Nath says state governments will have to take onus for controlling inflation.
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Kamal Nath is just one among the handful of claimants for the post.
New Delhi: Federal minister Kamal Nath is reportedly projecting himself as the chief ministerial candidate for poll-bound Madhya Pradesh much to the chagrin of his party colleagues.
auto exports from India should reach 25 bn dollar in the next decade.
Nath was to visit Beijing for the joint empowered group meeting on April two to review progress made on the negotiations for Regional Trade Agreement, which the two countries had decided to put in place.
In a brief visit to Mumbai, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath had some good news for exporters.
Kamal Nath warns USUnion Commerce Minister, Kamal Nath, with the Indian Ambassador to the US, Ronen Sen, at a press conference in Washington DC, June 28, 2007Photo:- Jay Mandal / On AssignmentThe Indian Star News ServicePosted: Friday, June 29, 2007, 07:43 am ESTEmail this pagePost CommentWashington DC: Reiterating India's commitment to the success of the Doha Round,the Union Minister for Commerce Kamal Nath has rejected charactersations of India as being intransigent or recalcitrant in the aftermath of the latest round of talks stressing once again that sensitivities of countries would have to be factored into any negotiations.
We are in continuous dialogue" Nath said making the point that there is no question of India being isolated.
Nath said that his hectic programme in Washington of less than two days has been "very useful and very fruitful.
Pointing out the expanding nature of trade and commerce with the United States Nath said that the two sides are looking at ways to "add more weight and content.
If you reduce your subsidies but do not have product specific caps,it may not be good for Brazil" Nath said going on to make the point that a developed country like Canada too is very particular about trade distorting support as it feels affected by this.
Nath said that his advice to the United States Trade Representative is not just to talk to India "but to thirty or forty other countries.
All countries recognise the importance of a rule based trading system" Nath said in concluding his address at the Carnegie.
The Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Kamal Nath has said that the Government may consider a bail out package to save the jobs of thousands of the company's employees, and also save the institutional investors from massive financial losses.
Addressing the India-Russia CEOs Council meeting here, Nath said that there is immense possibility for joint investments in the areas like banking, information technology, telecommunications, high-technology sectors, power, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath has said that there is a need to step up cooperation to meet the India-Belarus bilateral trade target of 500 million dollars by 2010.
Commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath is confident that despite the current global financial crises, the exports for the month of October would continue to grow by 30 per cent.
New Delhi, Sept 24 : Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said here today that the violence at the Greater Noida-based MNC -- Cerlikon–Graziano Transmissions India Pvt.
This terrible incident is very unfortunate and we strongly condemn it.
New Delhi, Sept 19: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath has invited investments from Spain, as the investment climate in India is conducive for business.
New Delhi, Sept 17: Expressing full support of the Indian Government in rapid economic development of Nepal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath has said that manufacturing industry in Nepal could be the harbinger of faster growth in trade and industry in the country.
Mutati, Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Zambia, here, Nath said that India has lot to offer for infrastructural development in Zambia, particularly in energy, mining, agriculture, commercial building and road transportation sectors.
Kamal Nath takes a dig at US financial crisis Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 06:26.
New Delhi, Sept 17 : Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has said that the country is not impacted by the US financial crisis.
Kamal Nath says auto exports to reach 25 billion dollar by next decade Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 12:35.
Kamal Nath meets WTO Director General Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 14:10.
New Delhi, July 18 : Ahead of the crucial mini ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization being held in Geneva from July 21, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath met here today World Trade Organisation Director General Pascal Lamy and articulated key Indian concerns on the agricultural marketing, employment generation and promoting small industrial sector.
Commenting on what inspired him to write the book, Minister Nath said that India is a nation of great diversity which has faced many challenges through the course of time, a majority of which he has been a witness.
A longtime member of the Congress Party, Nath has served as Minister of the Environment and Forests, and of Textiles, in prior administrations.
Nath is a leader of developing countries in their negotiations at the World Trade Organization.
Mr Nath said that the large domestic market had helped the Indian companies to be competitive and catapult themselves globally.
Mon, Sep 8 01:37 PMBERLIN (Reuters) - The Indian government hopes its coalition allies will support much of its planned economic reform legislation, Trade Minister Kamal Nath said in an interview with a German newspaper published on Monday.
A month-long session of the Lok Sabha starting in mid-October is likely to be the last before general elections due by next MayNath said the government was planning eventually to allow more foreign investment in the retail sector but had to make sure small businesses were not at an unfair disadvantage.
Nath said a slowdown in the Indian economy would not last longer than a year because domestic demand was underpinning expansion.
Nath said there was still a chance to reanimate the World Trade Organisations Doha round of negotiations, which collapsed in July, but industrialised nations should accept the main aim was to reduce poverty in emerging countries.
Asked whether India would be forced to compromise on tariffs, Nath said the government had to maintain some restrictions so that investors were forced to build factories and create jobs in India instead of importing.
Minister Kamal Nath said Wednesday.
and preventing piracy is adequately reflected.
is a correlation between the ambition in agriculture and NAMA.
moving on this week, Nath said that India will have a good offer on services.
Kamal Nath is the Minister for Commerce Industry of India.
Kamal Nath joined the Indian National Congress in 1968 as a Youth Worker, and was elected to Parliament from the Chhindwara constituency for the first time in 1980.
Kamal Nath was first inducted into the Union Council of Ministers in 1991.
Nath was educated at the prestigious Doon School, and subsequently obtained his Bachelors Degree in Commerce from St.
The Union Commerce Minister Kamal Nath is toiling hard bearing the heat and dust of Madhya Pradesh as his prestige is at stake in the upcoming Assembly polls.
Nath has hardly left the district since the last two weeks.
Nath is also positioning himself as a strong contender.
Speaking at the third South Asia, Regional Conference on Trade and Development organised by the Centre for Trade and Development (CENTAD), India last week, Minister Kamal Nath said the increasing prices of food and fuel would be the biggest obstacle to development of South Asian countries in the future.
Earlier, Nath had been granted permission by WTO to appoint his top visiting delegate Commerce Secretary G K Pillai in his place to participate in the talk in the green room- the negotiating room for the participating ministers- for the first two days before leaving Geneva.
Geneva, July 26 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has hit back at critics who have accused him of stalling world trade talks, saying it is they who are unwilling to protect the livelihood of poor farmers and small manufacturers across the world.
I am not willing to negotiate livelihood security, or small and infant industry, Kamal Nath said Friday.
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal quoted unnamed negotiators as saying Kamal Nath had frustrated progress at the talks, which are known as the Doha Development Round after the Qatari capital where they kicked off in 2001.
Kamal Nath said developed countries are reluctant to allow India and other developing countries leeway on the crucial issue of Special Products (SP) and Special Safeguard Mechanisms (SSM), which are designed to protect the livelihood of their poor farmers.
Mr Nath is India's new Minister of Commerce and Industry, a post that bestows him enormous power to shape the country's economic growth.
Next to his friend and mentor, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mr Nath is the cabinet minister most sought after by the business community because his ministry rules on industrial production and expansion.
In fact, soon after the interview Mr Nath was scheduled to fly to London and then to Brazil.
It was a month later, in June 1991 that Mr Nath was inducted into the cabinet for the first time by then Prime Minister P.
Negotiating is what Mr Nath is very good at, say those who've followed his career over the years.
Even his political foes acknowledge that Mr Nath is a keen listener with an ability to find common ground between differing forces.
Mr Nath is still young enough to see that happen - a quadrupling, at least, of India's current gross domestic product of US$600 billion within a decade.
Nath has his share of political enemies, but you'd be hard pressed to cite too many instances when he's down-sizing anyone (except, maybe, a journalist or two.
Nath is a "contemporary" Indian -- a truly global citizen in this era of globalization, a man who's equally at ease in the chancelleries of the West, in the negotiating chambers of multilateral organizations, and in the poor constituencies of his native land.
Nath is about as even tempered as a man holding public office can be.
Nath has a good grasp of not only India's indigenous economic scene but also of world affairs.
Nath is far too magnanimous a person to withhold credit where it's due.
affair and everyone would be taken into confidence.
adequate number of CNG filling stations.
in view of the questions about their safety.
of DTC would hit the roads by end of September.