Third Antony ministry

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Third A. K. Antony Ministry
18th Cabinet of Kerala
Date formed17 May 2001
Date dissolved29 August 2004
People and organisations
Head of governmentA. K. Antony
PredecessorThird Nayanar ministry
SuccessorFirst Chandy ministry

The Eleventh Kerala Legislative Assembly Council of Ministers in A. K. Antony's third ministry, was a Kerala Council of Ministers (Kerala Cabinet), the executive wing of Kerala state government, led by Indian National Congress Party leader A. K. Antony from 17 May 2001 to 29 August 2004. This was the 18th Ministry in Kerala and it comprised 21 ministers.


Minister Ministry
1 A. K. Antony Chief Minister (Also in charge of Home Department)
2 K. Sankaranarayanan Minister for Finance
3 K. M. Mani Minister for Revenue
4 M. K. Muneer Minister for Public Works
5 P. K. Kunhalikutty Minister for Industries
6 K. R. Gouri Amma Minister of Agriculture, Soil Conservation, Soil Survey, Warehousing Corporation, Diary Development, Milk Co-operatives, Agricultural University, Animal Husbandry, Coir
7 M. V. Raghavan Minister for Co-operation
8 Kadavoor Sivadasan Minister for Electricity
9 Babu Divakaran Minister for Labour and Minister for Employment
10 T. M. Jacob Minister for Water Resources
11 K. B. Ganesh Kumar Minister for Transport
12 C. F. Thomas Minister for Culture
13 P Sankaran Minister for Health
14 M A Kuttappan Minister for Forestry
15 Nalakath Soopy Minister for Education
16 G. Karthikeyan Minister for Devaswom
17 K. V. Thomas Minister for Tourism
18 M M Hassan Minister for External Affairs
19 K Sudhakaran Minister for Forest
20 Chekkalam Abdulla Minister for Local Self Government


  • The Akshaya project was implemented in 2002 by providing E-literacy to the people those who haven't it and opening Akshaya centres in the remote rural areas of the state, thus ensuring Internet availability all over the state, aiming to make Kerala the first complete E-literate state of India.[3]


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers - Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Ministries after State formation". Information & Public Relations Department of Kerala. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ "The first E-literate district of India". The Times of India. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2020.