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Awards and Recognition

Anil Agarwal has been selected posthumously as the recipient of the SCB Distinguished Service Award for his contributions in the field of conservation and development.


  • Anil Agarwal Awarded 2001 Sat Paul Mittal Award for Environment. 

  • Person of the Year 2001 by First City, New Delhi.

  • Borlaug Award, Coromandel Fertilisers Ltd.


  • Padma Bhushan, Government Of India. 

  • Global Environment Leadership Award, Global Environment Facility, Washington, DC.

Maharana Udaisingh Award, Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur.

Environmentalist of the Year by Les Realites de l’Ecologie, France.


  • National Citizens’ Award, New Delhi. 

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

B.P.Poddar Memorial All-India Award, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta.

Elected to the Global 500 Honour Roll by the United Nations Environment Programme.Honour Summus Award, Watumull Foundation, Hawaii.

Padma Shri by the Government of India, New Delhi.

Fifth Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

First A.H. Boerma Award given by the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome.


Anil Agarwal


Anil Kumar Agarwal was the founder-director of the Centre for Science and Environment, India’s leading environmental NGO. Agarwal spent his lifetime advocating policies that involve the people in natural resource management and learn from India’s own traditions.

Sunita Narain


Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.


  • The financial institutions have an important role to play when it comes to reducing environmental and social risk associated with a project. Their role becomes significantly important considering severe capacity gap with different institution entrusted with the job. Therefore, it is imperative for the financial institutions to conduct a proper due diligence of a project before financing them. This will not only save them from reputational risk but also from financial risk.

  • Date:  November 30 – December 3, 2015
    Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
    Language: English

  • Date: 7-9 December, 2015

    ‘Septage’ is both solid and liquid waste that accumulates in onsite sanitation systems (OSS) e.g. septic tanks. This has three main components – scum, effluent and sludge. It has an offensive odour, appearance and contains significant levels of grease, grit, hair, debris and pathogenic micro organisms. The construction and management of OSS are left largely to ineffective local practices and there is lack of holistic septage management practices.

About CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

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