DR. CHANDRA PAL SINGH YADAV
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) President,
National Coop. Union India
Born on 19th March, 1959 in a village named Dakor in Jaloun District of Uttar Pradesh, state of India in a family of freedom fighters and agriculturists, Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, holds M.Sc., B.Ed., L.L.B. and Ph. D. degrees.
He has been a front line leader of the Cooperative Movement in India for over two decades and devoted his life for the cause of farmers, poor and down trodden people of the society.He has a firm operative can only bring change in life of rural people.
Presently, he is the President of National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), apex institution of Cooperative Movement in India and also the Chairman of Krishak Bharti Cooperative Ltd. (KRIBHCO) and Chairman of all its subsidiaries. In addition, Dr. Yadav is also Vice Chairperson of International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) – Asia Pacific Region and representing on the Board of International Raiffeisen Union (IRU). He is also one of the Trustees of ICA Domus Trust. He is also representing on the Board of various National, State and District Level cooperative organizations as well as has served as Member on the Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), IFFCO Board of Indian Tokyo General Insurance Ltd., and has been Chairman of U.P. Cooperative Marketing Federation (PCF) for more than two terms.
Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav is also the Member of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament and representing various committees of Parliament. As a Member of Parliament from Jhansi constituency of Uttar Pradesh State in the 14th Lok Sabha during 2004 – 2009, Dr. Yadav performed his duties with aplomb, poise and dignity and served in various Parliamentary Committees. Dr. Yadav has also been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. He was also Chairman of Bundel Khand Vikas Nigam of Uttar Pradesh (a corporation at the regional level).
Dr. Yadav has been taking special interest in the development of new and innovative techniques of increasing productivity in the agriculture sector. Suave, articulate and thoroughbred, he is associated with various educational and social organizations. Won the reputation of a great parliamentarian and co-operator by contribution to the upliftment of down trodden and has passionately championed the cause of cooperatives at various national/international forums. Participated in the Cooperative seminars/ conferences at the International and National level and made rich contribution. Dr. Yadav has taken strong measures to keep the co- operative movement alive not only in India but in Asia Pacific Region also.