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conservationist , Editor , Mechanical engineer

Anil Kumar Agarwal, Indian mechanical engineer, editor, conservationist.


Agarwal, Anil Kumar was born on November 23, 1947 in Kanpur, U.P., India. Son of Ramsevak and Krishna Agarwal.


B. Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kampur, India, 1970.


Science correspondent, The Hindu Times, New Delhi, India, 1973-1975; science correspondent, The Indian Express, New Delhi, 1975-1977; assistant editor, International Institute for Environmental and Development, London, 1977-1980; founder and director, Center for Science and Environment, New Delhi, since 1980. Chairman, Board Of Directors Environ Liason Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984-1987. Chairman Society for Environmental Comm., since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Author, co-author or editor of 16 books, most on the environment, including: Drugs and the Third World, 1978, The State of India's Environment, 1982, Global Warming in an Unequal World, 1991, Dying Wisdom- State of India's Environment, 1997. International lecturer on issues of the environment. Executive producer of several documentary films on the environment including: Harvest of Rain, Secrets of the Desert and The Village Republic all relating to the environment and the efforts of the Indian people to control and protect it.

      Contributor numerous articles to environmental publications. Editor Down to Earth (news magazine), since 1992.


Member International Board Sponsors, Earth Day, 1990, Commission on Devloping Countries and Global Change, 1991, National Environmental Council Government of India, since 1994, National Committee to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of India, since 1996, task force on Control of Air Pollution, Government New Delhi, since 1996. National River Conservation Authority, Government of India, since 1996.


Married Sudha Agarvval, June 24, 1974. Children: Archawa, Shruti.

Ramsevak Agarwal

Krishna Agarwal

Sudha Agarvval

Archawa Agarwal

Shruti Agarwal