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Noted Environmentalist Anupam Mishra Passes Away At 68

He had been awarded the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, in 1996.

19/12/2016 10:09 AM IST | Updated 19/12/2016 10:20 AM IST
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File photo of Anupam Mishra at Agrasen ki Baoli.

NEW DELHI -- Noted Gandhian, journalist, environmentalist, and water conservationist Anupam Mishra passed away at the age of 68 at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here early Monday morning, a family member said.

He was battling prostrate cancer for the last one year.

He had been awarded the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar, instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, in 1996.

He travelled to villages across India describing the value of time-tested systems of water harvesting.

He advocated conservation of traditional water structures in India as well as abroad.

He books, Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab (1993) and Rajasthan Ki Rajat Boondein (1995), are considered landmark works in the field of water conservation.

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