Business Narendra Modi Government 2.0: Dharmendra Pradhan retains petroleum, gets steel too Updated : May 31, 2019 02:04 PM IST Pradhan, known as the Bharatiya Janata Party's face in Odisha also held the portfolio of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the last government. The challenges before Pradhan in the new term would be to boost exploration and production activity in the country so as to reduce heavy dependence on energy imports. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.