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Anil Agarwal (environmentalist)

Anil Kumar Agarwal[3] (1947- January 2, 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. [1]

Further reading

  • 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, February 3, 1999 accessed at [1] UNEP/Grid-A official website August 29, 2006


  1. ^ B. Russell, "War Crimes in Vietnam". Ed. Monthly Review, January 1967; ISBN 978-0-85345-058-0
  2. ^ Russell-Sartre Tribunal in re East Ukraine,; accessed 18 August 2015.(Russian)
  3. ^ About CSE
  4. ^
  • Baviskar, A. 2002. An activist–environmentalist, Anil Agarwal, 1947–2002. Frontline 19: 2, February 1.
  • CSE official biography.
  • Forsyth, T.J. 2005. Anil Agarwal, pp. 9–14 in Simon, D. (ed.) Fifty Key Thinkers on Development, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Jupiter, T. 2002. Anil Agarwal: India’s leading environmental campaigner. The Guardian, 11 January, .

External links

  • , in Frontline Vol.19:Issue 02, Jan 2002Obituary - An activist-environmentalist
  • , MS Danish Association for International Co-operationIn memory of Anil Agarwal
  • , December 19, 2005 at IndianNGOs.comEver the Mentor

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