Noted environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away at 68

Noted environmentalist and Gandhian Anupam Mishra passed away at 68 after a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Monday.

Noted environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away at 68

Noted environmentalist and Gandhian Anupam Mishra passed away at 68 after a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Monday.

Mishra’s book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' based on his pioneering work is regarded as the bible for water conservation.  He did groundbreaking work on water conservation and the ingenuity of ancient Indian water conservation techniques and was a leading figure of the environmental movement in India.


Mishra was awarded the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar in 1996 and was also a recipient of Jamnalal Bajaj Award. He was also awarded the 'Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad National Award' of 2007-08, instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Mishra used to travel to villages across India describing the value of time-tested systems of water-harvesting. Here is the work of Mishra who dreamt of water-sufficient India.