Anil Agarwal (environmentalist)

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This article is about Anil Agarwal the environmentalist. For the industrialist of the same name, see Anil Agarwal (industrialist).

Anil Kumar Agarwal[1] (1947- 2 January 2002) was an Indian environmentalist, trained as a mechanical engineer at IIT Kanpur, worked as a science correspondent for the Hindustan Times. He was the founder of the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based research institute currently led by Sunita Narain.


In 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme elected him to its Global 500 Roll of Honour for his work in the national and international arena. The Indian Government also honoured him with Padma Shri (1986) and Padma Bhushan (2002) for his work in environment and development. [2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Agarwal, A. and S. Narain. 1982. The State of India’s Environment: A Citizens’ Report, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.
  • Agarwal, A. and S. Narain. 1989. Towards Green Villages: A Strategy for Environmentally Sound and Participatory Rural Development. New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.
  • Agarwal, A and S.Narain (eds.). 1991. Floods, Flood Plains and Environmental Myths. New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.
  • Agarwal, A. and S. Narain. 1991. Global Warming in an Unequal World. New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.
  • Agarwal, A. and S. Narain. 1992. Towards a Greener World: Should Global Environmental Management be Built on Legal Convention or Human Rights? New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.
  • Agarwal, A. (ed.) 1997. Homicide by Pesticides: What Pollution does to our Bodies. New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment, State of the Environment Series 4.
  • Anil Agarwal, The Challenges for the 21st Century, 3 February 1999 accessed at [1] UNEP/Grid-A official website 29 August 2006

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