Dilip K. Biswas
Born
India
OccupationEnvironmentalist
Known forPollution control
AwardsPadma Shri

Dilip K. Biswas is an Indian environmentalist and former chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee.[1] He was a member of the panel which conducted ecological studies on Silent Valley and checked the feasibility of a hydro-electric project in the area, eventually recommending against project, leading to the declaration of Silent Valley as a National Park.[2] He is the author of Implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism in Asia and the Pacific: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities, a report published by the United Nations as a guideline for the implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), prescribed by Kyoto Protocol.[3] His contributions are also reported behind the drafting of the environment management laws in Lucknow, the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[4] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to science and technology.[5]

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  1. ^ Saligram Bhatt (2004). Kashmir Ecology and Environment: New Concerns and Strategies. APH Publishing. p. 305. ISBN 9788176486019.
  2. ^ Prasad (2008). Environment, Development and Society in Contemporary India:An Introduction. Macmillan. p. 438. ISBN 9780230635302.
  3. ^ Dilip K. Biswas (2003). Implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism in Asia and the Pacific: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities. United Nations Publications. p. 36. ISBN 9789211203844.
  4. ^ "A Report on State of Environment Lucknow" (PDF). Central Pollution Control Board. 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.