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Satrucharla Vijaya Ramaraju is representing Pathapatnam (ST) Assembly Constituency of Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh. He represented Parvathipuram Assembly and Parliamentary Constituency of Vizianagaram district for a long time. Satrucharla has been in news for his status as Scheduled Tribe (ST). He served thrice as an MP from Parvathipuram Lok Sabha Constituency on the ticket of Telugu Desam Party. Later Satrucharla Vijaya Ramaraju joined in the Congress Party and contested to AP Assembly.

Satrucharla was first elected to AP Assembly during 1978-79 on the ticket of Janata Party. Later he joined in Congress, Anna Telugu Desam, Telugu Desam and the Congress Party. served as Minister for Transport and also as Minister for Forests and Environment during YS Rajasekhar Reddy period. He has been continued with Forests portfolio in the cabinets of K. Rosaiah and N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. He is known as a loyal of late YSR Reddy. Following is the brief profile of Satrucherla Vijaya Ramaraju:

CandidateSatrucharla Vijaya Ramaraju
Father's NameBalagangadhara Narayana Raju
Date and place of birth4th August 1948; Chinamerangi
Permanent AddressChinamerangi Village, Jiyammavalasa Mandal, Vizianagaram District.
Office Address (Secretariat):D Block, 2nd Floor, Room No. 326
Educational QualificationP.U.C. (Educated at Rajah College, Bobbili)
ProfessionAgriculture and Politics
Number of terms elected to Assembly
6 Terms Assembly and 3 Terms to Parliament (Lok Sabha)
Public Offices held1) 1978-89: Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (MLA)
2) 1985-86: Member, Committee on Estimates
3) 1989: Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
4) 1990: Member, Committee on Environment and Forests
5) 1991: Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
6) 1998: Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
7) 1998-99: Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests; and its Sub-Committee on Food technology; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
8) 2004-09: Minister for Forests, Environment , Science and Technology
9) 2009 - : Minister for Forests
Marital Status
Name of the Spouse
Smt. Sasikala Devi
Favourite Pastime:Reading, Watching T.V. and Playing Shuttle
Special InterestPublic service and nature love
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