Hon’ble Minister of State(Independent Charge) Prof. K. V. Thomas
Prof. K.V. Thomas took over as Independent Charge of Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, on 19th January, 2011.
Earlier he was Union Minister of State in the Ministries of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India from 28th May, 2009 to 18th January, 2011.
Sixty-five year old Prof. Thomas has spent the last 35 years of his life in active politics. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Ernakulam Constituency for four terms (1984, 1989, 1991 and 2009) and two terms for Kerala Assembly (2001-2006 and 2006-2009) . He has served as Minister of Fisheries, Tourism and Excise in Kerala Government for over 3 years (2001-2004). He is known for his initiatives taken by him for promotion of fisheries and tourism in the State of Kerala.
As an academician, Prof. Thomas taught Chemistry and was Head of Chemistry Department in the Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala for 20 years. He is associated with a large number of political and cultural organisations. He has visited about 25 countries around the world and has published 9 books in Malayalam.