Shri.Krishna Byre Gowda
Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture Government of Karnataka and Pro-Chancellor of UAS, Dharwad.
Shri.Krishna Byre Gowda is the current Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Pro-Chancellor of UAS, Dharwad. Member of Legislative Assembly of the Byatarayanapura Constituency, since June 2008. Krishna is a graduate from the American University in Washington and Christ College in Bangalore. He was a project associate at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington before earning his M.A. degree. He then worked as an agriculturalist at his family-owned farm in Kolar district between 2000 and 2002. In 2003, he again worked as a project associate at Development Alternatives, Inc. He has served three times as an M.L.A. of Karnataka state, twice from Vemegal in Kolar district from 2003 to 2007, and from 2008 to 2013 from the Byatarayanapura Constituency in Bengaluru.
Krishna has served as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress between 2007 and 2011, and General Secretary of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, since 2012.
Phone: 91-80-2362 6678
- Primary Education: Government Primary School, Chowdenahalli & Sri Sathya Sai School, Muddenahalli.
- Pre-University: National College, Bengaluru
- Graduation: Bachelor of Business Management, Christ College, Bengaluru
- Post Graduation: Master of Arts in International Affairs, School of International Services, The American University, Washington DC, USA
Entry into political life
Key Political Milestones
- 2003-Elected as a member of Legislative Assembly from Vemgal in Kolar and made it to the Vidhansabha before the age of 30.
- 2004-Re elected as a MLA from Vemgal Constituency.
- 2007-Elected as a President of the Karnataka State Youth Congress.
- 2008-Elected as MLA of Byatarayanpura Constituency.
- 2013- Minister for Agriculture Government of Karnataka
English, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.
Krishna is the oldest first of 3 sons and 2 daughters of Mrs.Savithramma and Mr.C.Byre Gowda. Married to Meenakshi.