Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences
Hon’ble Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary popularly known as Y. S. Chowdary is Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences and Rajya Sabha member from the Telugu Desam Party. He was an entrepreneur and headed the Sujana Group of Industries before retiring from business to join politics. Mr. Chowdary was born in Kanchikacherla village situated in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) in Hyderabad in 1984. He completed his master’s degree in Machine Tool Engineering from the PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. In 1986, he founded the Sujana Group of Companies.
Y S Chowdary’s entered national politics in 2010 when he was elected as Member of Parliament into the Rajya Sabha, representing the Telugu Desam Party from Andhra Pradesh on 22 June 2010. On 9 November 2014, during the first Cabinet Expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA Government (National Democratic Alliance (India)), Mr Chowdary was appointed as the Minister of State for Science & Technology, & Earth Sciences. In 2010, Chowdary ran unopposed and was elected as a Member of the Parliament to the Rajya Sabha.
Mr. Chowdary has been appointed as member of the Indo-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group, jointly set up as a step towards strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries’ Parliaments. He was a member of the Government of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, the Parliamentary Forum on Youth, the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.