T Ratna Bai


1946 –


Who is T Ratna Bai?

Tadapatla Ratna Bai, a politician from Indian National Congress party is a renowned Member of the Parliament of India representing Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the Council of States, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. She has been an active member since her election into the house rising concerns ranging from dowry deaths to Science and Technology.

While she served as the Chairperson of the Girijan Co-Operative Corporation from 2005 to 2007, she was instrumental in reviving the almost obsolete corporation to an operative status. She succeeded in persuading the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy to permit GCC to be exempted from VAT, benefiting 4.5 million Girijan families. She is also Founder President of Rajiv Gandhi Sankshema Sangam, Rampachodavaram, a non-profit organization aimed at tribal welfare.

She served as a Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Yellavaram constituency from 1972 to 1978.


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