Eknath Shinde

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Eknath Shinde (Eknath Sambhaji Shinde) was born on 9 February, 1964 in Maharashtra, India, is a politician. Discover Eknath Shinde’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

Popular AsEknath Sambhaji Shinde
Age56 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Born9 February 1964
Birthday9 February
BirthplaceMaharashtra, India

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ParentsSambhaji Shinde
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ChildrenShrikant Shinde

Eknath Shinde Net Worth

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Uddhav Thackeray handed over the responsibility of Health Minister to Eknath Shinde on January 2019, seeing his efficiency and aggression towards work. He received a maximum of seven to eight months as Health Minister. But, in such a short period of time, he made scathing decisions and put in place many pending subjects and tried to strengthen the Public Health System as well. He filled 890 positions of MBBS Doctors and Specialists. The demand for regularization of BAMS doctors, who are serving on contract basis through health teams in Countryside, Inaccessible remote areas and tribal regions was delayed for 10 years. Eknath Shinde decided to regularise these 738 doctors. Under the National Health Scheme, about 34000 contract workers in the state were serving poorly. Eknath shinde decided to pay them by the Minimum Wage Law. As per the law, now every contract worker has a salary of Rs. 15600 at least. He Raised the salaries of those who serve in the corners of the State. Eknath Shinde speeded up the procedure of starting up the dialysis centres in Sub-District hospitals by buying 102 dialysis machines to provide the convenience in the countryside and also speeded up the process of converting health centers into wellness centers. 1100 wellness centers are executed till date. The center has approved to convert More 5200 sub-centers into wellness centers. Through the doctors there will be immediate medical treatment for maternal and child health issues, teeth, eyes, diabetes, blood pressure and other diseases. Melghat pattern was created to reduce malnutrition. As Health Minister, Eknath Shinde, along with the entire health system, made a two-day visit to Melghat. Officers of the Tribal Development and Women and Child Development Department were also with him. For the first time in the history of the state, all such systems have come together to formulate a plan for malnutrition and have begun implementation. In order to get free treatment for poor patients, ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana’, the scheme started with the concept of Eknath Shinde and the Central Government has approved 60 dispensaries. Also, the project has started by Eknath Shinde as Health Minister for the redevelopment of Thane District General Hospital. Also, a Mahavir Jain Hospital was started at Hajuri in Thane by a joint venture with the Thane Municipality and Jito, a service organization. It also introduced Cathlab and dialysis facilities. Eknath Shinde’s contribution to the health index is the third largest state in the recent rankings announced by the NITI Aayog.


The state government has approved the project as well. The first phase is 29 km and will consist of 20 advanced stations and 3 underground stations. The new Thane Station-Wagle Estate-Lokmanya Nagar-Shivai Nagar-Hiranandani Meadows-Manpada-Waghbil-Brahmand-Kolshet-Balkum-Rabodi-Thane station is planned to be operational by January 2015.


Shiv Sena decided to sit in opposition after the assembly elections in 2014. Eknath Shinde was elected as the Leader of the Opposition in the state. A month later, as Shiv Sena decided to join the government, Eknath Shinde only got about a month as LOP. However, in such a short period of time, he made the government restless. There were droughts in some parts of the state at that time, and in some areas due to the rains and hailstorms, agriculture was severely damaged. Eknath Shinde toured every nook and corner of the state and brought to the notice of the government the horribal condition of farmers and the apathy of government machinery towards them. As a result, the government had to declare compensation.


He was instrumental in getting approved two very important projects for Thane city, namely Cluster Development and Thane Metro. There are thousands of illegal buildings in Thane which has now become dilapidated. Every year a few buildings collapse and innocent residents get killed for no fault of theirs. Eknath Shinde demanded the rehabilitation of lakhs of such residents by redeveloping their residential buildings. However, since there was no provision for the redevelopment of illegal structures, the government was not paying any heed to his repeated demands. He kept raising this issue on the floor of the house in sessions after sessions, organised long march from Thane to Mantralay on 3 October 2013 and gheroed the then Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavhan on the steps of the Assembly. As a result of this sustained efforts, the then government had to announce the cluster development scheme for the redevelopment of dilapidated illegal buildings and rehabilitation of lakhs of residents.

Therefore, the capacity augmentation has been undertaken under the leadership of Eknath Shinde. 6.5 km long road between Khalapur-Khopoli interchange will be expanded to 8 lanes and a 10 km tunnel will be built between Khopoli exit and Kusgaon (Sinhgad Organization). The total length of this project is 19.80 km which would remove the ghat section, reduce the travel time by 20–25 minutes, eliminate the traffic congestion that presently take place in the Ghat section and also reduce the accidents. The work on this 6700 crores project is in full swing.

The big question was the question of the millions of Thanekars who were caught in a dangerous illegal building in Thane. Every year, some buildings are collapsed and innocent people are being victimized. The only solution was the redevelopment of these buildings. But the government had no policy for the redevelopment of unauthorized buildings. Since being a councilor in such a situation, Eknath Shinde started the struggle to rehabilitate the residents of these buildings in safe houses. In 2004, After being the MLA, this struggle got more edge. Eknath Shinde called for a cluster plan for the rehabilitation of the residents of these dangerous unauthorized buildings, so that they could have a secure home. This question was consistently presented to the Legislature, using various parliamentary ordinances such as attention-grabbing, the issue of justification, the hour of questioning, the discussion under the Act. Under the guidance of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, a grand march from Thane to Ministry was organized on October 3, 2013. The Shivsena delegation, led by Uddhav Thackeray, met the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and made a statement. As a result, in a budget session of 2014, Prithviraj Chavan announced the cluster plan on March 4, 2014. But There were numerous flaws in this plan of the Alliance government. After accepting the responsibility of Guardian Minister, Eknath Shinde repeatedly held meetings with the Principal Secretary for Urban Development, Principal Secretary, Housing, Thane Municipal Commissioner and overcame the flaws in the scheme. Although the buildings are unauthorized, the people in these buildings are only authorized and are living, Therefore, with the strong role that they must get their rightful land, he got the green signal from High court. Implementation of the scheme is underway for the Kisan Nagar area in Thane. The scheme will be implemented in the entire municipal corporation limits of Wagle Estate, Hazuri, Lokmanya Nagar, Rabodi, Kalwa, Mumbra, Diva. Up to Three lakh families in unauthorized buildings, i.e. at least 8 to 10 lakh Thanekars, will get a safe house rightfully. Under the cluster scheme, the green zones, public facilities will be increased and there will be ample roads to remove traffic congestion. The encroached lakes will also be breathing free. Residents of the official buildings participating in the scheme will also get 25 percent additional space in the scheme.


He emerged victorious in the subsequent assembly elections in 2009, 2014 and 2019. After 2014 elections, he was elected as the leader of legislative party of Shiv Sena and subsequently the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. Within a month, as Shiv Sena decided to join the state government, he took oath as the minister for Public Works Department (Public Undertakings) and went on to take the additional responsibility of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry in January 2019.


In 2004, Eknath Shinde was given an opportunity to contest the Assembly Elections from Thane Assembly Constituency by Balasaheb Thackeray and he won the same with handsome majority. In the very next year, in 2005, he was appointed at the coveted post of Shiv Sena Thane District Head. He was the first MLA from Shiv Sena to have been appointed as The District Head as well.

In the 10 years from year 2004 to 2014, as the MLA of the main Opposition party in the Legislative Assembly, Eknath Shinde consistently raised many important issues concerning the state in general and Thane in particular, the most prominent being The Cluster Development scheme for dilapidated illegal buildings in Thane and MMR, Thane Metro, a New Extended Thane Station between Thane and Mulund, Water Scarcity, coastal security of the state, Modernization of the Police Force, Inflation, increasing debt of the State etc. He delivered his scholarly speeches on many such topics. After the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, the then Congress-NCP alliance government announced the modernization of police force and strengthening of maritime security. However, despite spending billions of rupees, maritime security was in shambles. Eknath Shinde proved that the government’s announcement is only on paper.


His dedication and work got noticed and in 1997, he was given the opportunity to contest the election of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) as a corporator which he won with handsome majority. In 2001, he got elected as a Leader of the house in TMC. He continued to occupy the post till 2004. As a leader of the house in TMC, he didn’t restrict himself to the issues related to the TMC or the city, but took active interest in the overall development and well-being of the whole Thane district.


Mumbai-Pune Expressway reduced the distance between Mumbai and Pune to two & a half to three hours. The first express way in the country, conceived by the Shivsena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray during the first Sena-BJP government (1995–99), had brought the transformation of Pune from sleepy town of retirees to the vibrant megapolis of education institutes and service industry (IT). However, traffic congestion was becoming frequent problem in the Ghats, of late, as also the increasing rate of accidents.


Eknath Shinde hails from the mountainous Jawali taluka in Satara, Maharashtra. After coming to Thane city, he studied till 11th standard., from Mangala High School & Junior College, Thane and then started his early career as a small worker. He had to leave the education to earn the livelihood for his family. However, now he has again resumed his studies and has completed the education till SYBA via Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, Maharashtra. While doing odd jobs early in his career, he came under the influence of Shivsena supremo Bal Thackeray and Shivsena’s Thane District Chief Anand Dighe and joined Shivsena in 1980s. He is a resident of Thane’s Wagle estate area.


Like any other youth of Maharashtra from 1970s and 80s, Eknath Shinde too had a major influence of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. Additionally, he was also impressed by the working style of Shiv Sena’s then Thane district president Shri Anand Dighe, who later came to be known as Dharmaveer Anand Dighe or Dighe Saheb. He joined Shiv Sena in 1980s and was appointed Shakha Pramukh of Kisan Nagar. Since then, he had been at the forefront of many agitations, undertaken by his party on social and political issues, such as inflation, black marketing, hoarding of essential commodities such as palm oil by traders etc. He also took part in Maharashtra-Karnataka Border agitation in 1985, in which he was imprisoned in Bellary jail for over 40 days.


Eknath Shinde (born 9 February 1964), is the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Undertakings) in Government Of Maharashtra. He is current Member of Legislative Assembly from Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency of Thane, Maharashtra, India as a member of Shiv Sena. He has been elected consecutively for 4 terms in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2019.


MSRDC was created for the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway project under the concept of Shivsena chief Balasaheb Thackeray and to promote road development in the state. The ambitious project, which has changed the face of Pune through MSRDC, was the first expressway of the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, two flyovers in Mumbai, and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. However, after the Congress-NCP-led government came to power in the state in 1949, the MSRDC was consciously ignored in the politics of power. As a result, MSRDC was almost on death row when Eknath Shinde assumed charge of the department in the first year. It had a debt of six thousand crores on her head and no project was going on. In this case, Eknath Shinde started the revival of MSRDC. He expressed confidence that MSRDC would become the growth engine of the state’s development. In just five years, he proved this to be true. Today, through MSRDC,there are many ambitious projects are in progress such as Nagpur-Mumbai Samrudhhi Highway, Nagpur-Mumbai Prosperity Highway, Mumbai-Pune Express Highway Capacity Extension, Third Bridge on Thane Bay at Vashi, Bandra-Versova Sea Link, six-laning and concretization of roads, 27 railway flypools in Vidarbha, A total of 1621 km of national highway roads. In addition, the planning of the ambitious projects like Thane-Borivli Subway, Versova-Virar Sea-Link, Gaymukh-Fountain hotel-Ghodbundar advanced route, is in the final stages.