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Prashant Gargava

Director (NCAP), MoEFCC
Former Member Secretary,

A thought leader and strategist in the field of Environmental Engineering and Management, Prashant is a Ph.D in Environmental Engineering and a Fulbright scholar (Nevada, USA) in Environment leadership. 

Prashant has more than 30 years of diverse and eclectic experience in environmental policies, sector specific statutory requirements and regulations, air quality policy and urban air quality management. 

Not only has he spearheaded key air quality initiatives in India (including Air Quality Index AQI and National Air Quality Standards), but he has also delved in academic endeavors like teaching/supervising numerous grad students at SPA (School of Planning and Architecture) and IIT Delhi.

He conceptualized Natioal Clean Air Program (NCAP) for India and also co-authored the guidance framework for Air Quality Management in asian cities for Clean Air Asia (CAA).

He led India's well known Six City Source Apportionment study that guided future air quality action plans and also developed the country's first environmental databank.

With a multifaceted experience in environmental administration, academics and research, Prashant firmly believes in the democratization of environment data.

Prashant Gargava
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