Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal (born July 25, 1966) is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal. She is the wife of deputy chief minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal.Harsimrat started her political career with the Indian general election, 2009. She was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Bhatinda constituency after defeating Congress candidate Raninder Singh by 120960 votes. Her first speech was on December 3, 2009, where she expressed her concern about the victims and survivors of the 1984 Sikh riots. She has started a project named Nanhi Chhan ( means innocent lifes), a movement to save girl child and trees. At present she is the union minister for food processing in the Government of India.