Kalava Srinivasulu [ Minister ]
Kalava Srinivasulu is an Indian politician, Social activist, Agriculturist. Born on 1 June 1964 in an agricultural family in Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh, he pursued Diploma in Journalism from Eenadu School of Journalism, Hyderabad and went on to receive his Master's degree in Arts for specialization in Sociology in 1996. He is married to Smt. Vijaya Lakshmi and is the father of a son and a daughter. Political Career: Srinivasulu joined in Telugu Desam Party in 1999. He was elected to 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 and rendered services as an M.P. from 1999 - 2004 from TDP. He, then, in 2014 contested as MLA from Rayadurg constituency of Anantapur district and won the election by huge majority. . He is now serving as the Minister for Rural Housing and Information and Public Relations. Activities: He has a strong conviction that an educated woman in a family will be very much instrumental in taking the entire family in the right direction, thereby helping the society also to have a congenial atmosphere for development in all spears. His determination to emancipate women by educating the girl child drop-outs has made him to initiate a programme – “Chaduvula Vodi” – in Rayadurgam on 11 – 04 – 2016. He spearheaded a major movement – MAHAPADAYATRA – an extensive tour on foot, a first of its kind in Ananthapuramu District, demanding modernization of Tungabhadra High Level Canal, the only source of irrigation and drinking water for Ananthapuramu District. He organized a 15 day CYCLE YATRA, covering 650 KMs. to expose the lacunae and false promises of ruling Congress Government vis a vis the day to day problems of the people of the District. He attempted a programme MAHAPRASTHANAM to instill a sense of assurance among the people that the Telugu Desam party would fight against the Government for the injustice meted out to the people. The programme extended for 40 days covering 400 villages in the District. He also raised his voice by giving several speeches on the issues of public and for the development of state, in Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament. His activities list is endless and goes on till date. Kalava Srinivasulu’s emergence as a Man of Masses, has its roots in his attitude itself. His brought-up, his association with the people of discipline and dedication towards their work made him to be honesty and dedicated in his work. In his long tenure as a Journalist of a leading Telugu daily, “Eenadu”, he happened to see the other side of the life of common men. A comprehensive study of each and every problem and probing into the reasons of a problem, made him to understand the pathetic condition of the people. This experience has helped him to serve the people better.