Dr. Arun Kumar Sarma Member of Parliament (MP) from Lakhimpur (Assam) Biodata

Name of Member: Dr. Arun Kumar Sarma

Political Party: Asom Gana Parishad

Constituency & State: Lakhimpur (Assam)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11,14


Fourteenth Lok Sabha


Members Bioprofile
Sarma, Dr. Arun Kumar
Constituency   : Lakhimpur (Assam)
Party Name     : Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
Father’s Name Late Shri Thaneswar Sarma
Mother’s Name Smt. Khirada Devi
Date of Birth 01 Nov 1956
Place of Birth Japisajia, Distt – Lakhimpur (Assam)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 11 Dec 1988
Spouse’s Name Smt. Geetashri Sarma
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.V.Sc., Ph.D. LL.B.
Educated at Cotton College, Guwahati,
Assam, Guwahati University Law College,
Assam Agricultural University and
University of British Columbia, Canada
Profession Teacher
Permanent Address
Vill. & P.O. Japisajia,
Distt. Lakhimpur – 787 001 (Assam)
9868180196 (M)
Present Address
68, South Avenue,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tels. (011) 23792214, 23018593
Positions Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-1997 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1996-2000 Member, Committee on Commerce
1997 Member, Consulative Committee, Department of Animal Husbandry
1998-2004 Member, Rajya Sabha
1998-99 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communication
1999-2001 Member, Committee on External Affairs
2000-2004 Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
2001-2002 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
2002 Member, Commitee on Railways
2002-2004 Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, Committee on Railways
5 Aug. 2007 onward Member, Committee on Water Resources
Books Published
A book entitled “Ajir Patabhumi Cachar“ -1988
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed three scientific papers to Veterinarian – An Assamese Journal during 1988-89; produced three calves by non-surgical embryo transfer technique for the first time in North-east India in 1995 and produced a documentary on Heritage of Majuli Island in 2000
Social And Cultural Activities
Organized various activites pertaining to flood relief, free treatment camps., career guidance to students, protection and development of the world`s largest fresh water river Island “Majuli” in Assam
Special Interests
Regional Development, planning, environment, decentralization and federalism in the socio-economic, spiritual and cultural field
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Meditation, yoga, music and watching television
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (17 countries); attended (i) Second Asia Pacific Regional Conference on “Solidarity with Cuba” at Hanoi, Vietnam, 12-14 June 1997 as a member the Indian Delegation; (ii) Fifty Second Session of the U.N. General Assembly, 12-27 October 1997 at New York as a member of the Indian Delegation and addressed the General Assembly on the topics (a) implementation of outcome of the World Summit on Social Development Plenary Session, 16 October 1997 and (b) Social development, including question relating to World Situtation and Youth; aging disabled persons and the family, 17 October, 1997; (iii) International Conference on Reginal Economic Cooperation among China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar organised jointly by Yunnan Academy for Social Sciences and India Centre for Policy Research at Kunming, China, 15-17 August 1999; (iv) International Conference on a framework for sustainable Development of the Ganga – Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) region in Dhaka, 4-5 December 1999 jointly organised by International Water Resource Association, Third World Centre for Water Management and Bangladesh Unnagan Parishad; (v) 23rd Parliamentary Forum meeting of Parliamentarians for Global action at Stockholm, Sweden 25-26 January 2002; (vi) Third Regional Economic Cooperation among Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar at Dhaka, 5-6 February 2002 organised jointly by Centre for Policy Research Dialogue, Dhaka and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Other Information
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, February 1987- April1996; Visiting Scientist, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, May – December 1990; Chairman, Majuli Island Protection Asom Environment Protection Council, Assam; Vice-President, Asom Environment Protection Council; General-Secretary, (i) College of Veterinary Science Student`s Union, Guwahati Assam; and (ii) North East MP`s Forum, March 1999 onwards;Adviser, All Assam Student`s Union, 1985-90; Life Member, (i) Assam Science Society and (ii) Indian Veterinary Association; Member, Central Executive Committee, All Assam Students` Union, 1985-86


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