Afroz Ahmad

Afroz Ahmad

Born Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh
Residence Indore, Balrampur, New Delhi
Alma mater

Avadh University, Faizabad

Dresden University of Technology, Germany


United Nations University- Leadership Academy, University of Jordan
Occupation Member(Environment&Rehabilitation)[1]
Organization Narmada Control Authority, Ministry of Water Resources (India)
Notable work Application of Environmental impact assessment in the Himalayas, Major Irrigation projects in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Human Rehabilitation Displaced Due to major Water Resources Project on the Narmada River.[2]
Relatives Bekal Utsahi father in law

Afroz Ahmad is an Indian environment scientist and development administrator. He is an advocate for integrating environment and development to ensure sustainable development in India.[3][4]

On 5 December 2014, Ahmad was appointed Member (Environment & Rehabilitation) of the Narmada Control Authority, Ministry of Water Resources (India) Goverment of India[5]


Afroz Ahmad discussing Narmada Rehabilitation issue with Narendra Modi, presently Prime Minister of India on July 22, 2006.

In December 2014, Ahmad was appointed Member (Environment & Rehabilitation) in the Narmada Control Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation within the government of India.[6] Before assuming charge as Member, he was Director (Impact Assessment & Rehabilitation) in the Narmada Control Authority.[7]

Ahmad has also worked for the G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Ministry of Environment and Forests (India).[8]

Personal life

Afroz Ahmad married Begum Sadiya Yasmin(Afroz), daughter of poet and Politician Bekal Utsahi. Sadiya is a poetess and social worker.[9]


Ahmad is author of over 100 research papers, articles and reports on environmental management, sustainable development, policy planning, and human rehabilitation, including three papers published by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Some notable publications are:


  3. 1 2 Afroz Ahmad. "The Narmada Water Resources Project,India:Implementing Sustainable Development". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. 1 2 Ahmad, Afroz (21 August 1999). "The Narmada Water Resources Project, India: Implementing sustainable development". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. "NARMADA CONTROL AUTHORITY". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  7. "India: Action Alert! Act fast to stop planned Uttarakhand in Narmada". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. "Perspective Resource Management In Developing Countries: Vol. 3 Ecological ...". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  10. "Assessment of environmental impacts of Sarda Sahayak Canal irrigation project of Uttar Pradesh, government, India". International Journal of Environmental Studies. 28: 123/130. 1986. doi:10.1080/00207238608710316. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  11. "Environmental impacts evaluation of Gandak Canal Irrigation Project of Eastern U.P., India and Guidelines for its Management". International Journal of Environmental Studies. 32: 137/149. 1988. doi:10.1080/00207238808710455. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  12. "The Environmentalist" (PDF). 1990. ISSN 0251-1088. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  13. "[PDF]Environmental impact assessment in the Himalayas: an ecosystem approach: A. Ahmad, Ambio, 22(1), 1993, pp 4–9-Free Paper". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  14. Afroz Ahmad; P. P. Singh Ambio (November 1991). "Environmental Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development: Chittaurgarh Irrigation Project in Outer Himalayas". 20: 298–302. JSTOR 4313849#page_scan_tab_content.
  15. Ahmad, Afroz. "Biblioteca IDEAM catalog › Details for: Environmental degradation and possible solutions for restoring the land:". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  16. "Item Details". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  17. Gyan P. Dubey & Afroz Ahmad. "Problems for the Conservation of Freshwater Fish Genetic Resources in India, and Some Possible Solutions" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  18. Raj Achal Madhavan. "India's Development After Independence". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  19. "Disaster & Development" (PDF). December 2013. ISSN 0973-6700. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
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