Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat took over as Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation here today. Born on 01 January, 1955 in Village Gopalpura of Ajmer District in Rajasthan, he did his post graduation in Commerce and obtained Ph.D also. Shri Sanwar lal joined the faculty of Department of Accountancy and Business Statistics of University of Rajasthan in Jaipur in the year 1981 and took VRS from their in 2012. He founded Gramin Shodh evam Vikas Parishad in 1990 and organized public awareness programmes in villages on various issues related farmers. Prof. Jat was elected to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Rajasthan legislative assembly from Bhinay constituency. He was elected to 14th Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha in 2013 from Nasirabad constituency.
Prof. Jat was Minister of State for Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) in Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Government during 1993 to 1998. He was Minister of Water Resources in Vasundhara Raje Government from 2003 to 2013. Prof. Sanwar Lal was elected to Lok Sabha this year from Ajmer Parliamentary constituency defeating Congress candidate and Union Minister Sachin Pilot. He has co-authored a three volume book on Government Audit besides contributing several research papers in journals of national and international repute.