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Modi 3.0 cabinet: complete list of ministers and their portfolios

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In a grand swearing-in ceremony held on Sunday, 71 ministers joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for his third consecutive term, widely referred to as Modi 3.0.

The ceremony, which took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, saw the allocation of key ministries to both veteran and new faces in the cabinet. This revamped team is expected to drive the government's agenda forward with renewed vigor and commitment.

Amit Shah continues his influential role as the Union Minister of Home Affairs, a position he has held since the Modi government's second term. Additionally, Shah has been assigned the Ministry of Cooperation, a new portfolio aimed at strengthening cooperative movements across the country.

Rajnath Singh retains his position as the Union Minister of Defence, overseeing the nation's defense and security apparatus. S. Jaishankar continues to helm the Ministry of External Affairs, a crucial role given India's growing diplomatic engagements on the global stage.

Nirmala Sitharaman, who has been pivotal in steering India's economy, remains at the helm of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Nitin Gadkari, known for his work in infrastructure development, continues to lead the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Health and Family Welfare have been entrusted to JP Nadda, who also oversees the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as the Ministry of Labour and Employment, highlighting the government's focus on employment and youth development.

Chirag Paswan, stepping into a significant role, leads the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Agriculture and rural development, critical sectors for India, are under the stewardship of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who heads both the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the Ministry of Rural Development.

Manohar Lal Khattar has been appointed to manage the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat oversees the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, reflecting the government's aim to promote India's rich heritage and boost tourism.

Ashwini Vaishnaw continues to play a crucial role in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Ministry of Railways, and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. His portfolio indicates a focus on digital infrastructure and communication.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is led by Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu, while Dharmendra Pradhan heads the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Annapurna Devi, as the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, underscores the government's commitment to social welfare.

Environmental concerns and water resources are under the purview of Bhupendra Yadav and CR Paatil, who lead the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Jal Shakti, respectively.

Kiren Rijiju has been entrusted with the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, ensuring representation and advocacy for minority communities. HD Kumaraswamy takes charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Ministry of Steel, pivotal for India's industrial growth.

Jyotiraditya Scindia manages the Ministry of Telecommunication and the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region, highlighting the strategic importance of connectivity and regional development. Giriraj Singh, Prahlad Joshi, and Hardeep Singh Puri handle the Ministries of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New and Renewable Energy, and Petroleum and Natural Gas, respectively.

Jitan Ram Manjhi leads the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, while Lallan Singh oversees the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, emphasizing grassroots governance and rural development.

Piyush Goyal continues his significant role in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Sarbananda Sonowal takes charge of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways. Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jual Oram, and G. Kishan Reddy manage the Ministries of Social Justice and Empowerment, Tribal Affairs, Coal, and Mines, respectively.

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