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Environmental Legal Experts in India

Persons and Institutions intimately associated with Environmental Governance
 
S.No Persons /Institutions Area of Specialization 
1 Dr. Ajay Saxena,
Faculty of Wild Life Management, 
Wildlife Institute of India
Post Box No. 18, Chandrabani
DEHRADUN - 248 001 (INDIA).
E-mail: wii@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in
Phone:  91-135-640112 to 115
Fax: 91-135-640117
Forest Administration 
Wild Life Laws
Wetlands: Indian Eco system and the Law
2 Dr. Avadash Kaushal
Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra 
68/1, Suryalok Colony, Rajpur Road,P.O. Box No. 10, Dehradun-248001,Uttaranchal 
Phone: 0135-740955, 746071
E-mail: rlek@sancharnet.in
Role of NGOs in Environmental Movements
3 Dr. Sunita Narian 
Director, Centre for Science and Environment, 
41, Tughlakbad, Institutional Area, NEW DELHI-110 044 
Phone:011-2995514, 29955125, 29956394 
Fax: 011-29955879
www.cseindia.org 
Vehicular Pollution
Green Politics
4 Mr. Ashish Kothari,
Kalpavriksh, Apartment 5, Shree Dutta Krupa, 908, Decan Gymkhana, PUNE-411004 
Fax: 020-5654239 
E-mail: ashish@giasl01.vsnl.net.in
Bio-diversity
5 Orissa Krushank Mahasangh, 
"Parivesh Bhavan", 14-Ashoknagar, 
BHUBANESWAR-751 009 
Phone: -674-530305, FAx:404222, 409125
Role of NGOs in Environmental Movements
6 Mr. S. K. Chakraborthy,
Director, Wild Life Warden, Aranya Bhavan, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560 003
Wild Life Laws
7 Dr. Bharat H. Desai 
Associate Professor, International Legal Studies Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067, INDIA; 
E.mail: desaibh@hotmail.com, desai@jnuniv.ernet.in
International Environmental Law
8 Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, 
Judge, Delhi High Court and Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee Delhi High Court , 45, Lodi Estate,
NEW DELHI.
Role of Judiciary in Environmental Law
9 Dr. V. Rajagopalan
Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board 
Parivesh Bhawan, CBD-cum-Office Complex, East Arjun Nagar, DELHI - 110 032 INDIA.
Phone: 011 - 22307233, Fax: 011- 22304948 
E-Mail - psccb@cpcb.delhi.nic.in
 Vehicular Pollution 
 Pollution Control Laws
10 Dr. A. Damoradaran,
Indian Institute of Plantation Management, 
BANGALORE-560 059 
Phone: 3212775, 3211716, Fax: 3212775
Bio-diversity and Intellectual Property Law
11 Fr. Francis Guntipilly,
St. Reetas Church, MUNDGOD
Land Acquisition 
Public Hearing
12 Prof. T. R.C. Gupta,
College of Fisheries, Kankanady, Mangalore-575002 , Phone: 0824-2439256, 2438366
Water Eco System 
Marine Environment or Aquatic Environment
13 Prof. N.S. Gopalkrishnan,
Reader, School of Legal Studies, 
University of Science and Technology, 
Cochin University, COCHIN-682 022 
Phone:0484-2555465, Res: 2556554, Fax: 2555463
Bio-diversity 
Intellectual Property Rights
14 Benny Kuruvilla 
EQUATIONS: 23-25, 8th Cross, Vignan Nagar, New Thippasandra P O
Bangalore - 560 075, INDIA  Or 
PO Box 7512 New Thippasandra Post Bangalore 560075 
Phone: +91.80.5244988, 5344149, 5247127,
Eco-Tourism
15 Dr. S. R. Hiremath,
Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya, "Ashadeep", Jayanagar Cross, Saptapur, DHARWAD-580 001. 
Phone: 0836-2777430, 773038
Role of Civil Society, Common Property Resources
16 Mr. S. A. Hussain, 
Vice Chairman, Asia Division, Bird Life International, Hussain Manzil, Anekere Road, Karkala-574104 
08258-220140
Wetlands : Indian Ecosystem and Law
17 Dr. P. Ishwar Bhat, 
Chairman, University of Mysore, Dept. of Studies in Law, Manasagangotri, MYSORE-570 006.
Phone:222525, 222568, Extn.254
Water Laws 
18 Prof. C. M. Jariwala,
G/12, Arvind Colony, Banaras Hindu University, 
VARANASI-221 005 (U. P.) Phone:0542-2316294, 
Fax:0542-2317074
Mining Laws 
International Environmental Laws
19 Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Parikh 
Executive Director, Integrated Research and Action
for Development (IRADe), C-50 Asian Games Village Complex, Khelgaon, New Delhi 110 04, INDIA
Phone: + 91 11 649 5522, Fax:+ 91 11 649 5523 
Email: jparikh@irade.res.in
Climate Change 
Environmental Economics
20 Justice Kuldip Singh, 
House 25, Sector 17, Panchakula, Near Chandigarh, 
HARYANA Phone:565604
Role of Judiciary in Environmental Law
21 Prof. B. J. Krishnan,
President, Save Nilgiris Campaign, Nilgiri Centre, Hospital Road, Ootacamund-643 001 (T. N.)
Community Participation 
Forest Management
22 Mr. N. R. Krishnan,
18, Balajinagar, II Stage, Roya Petta, CHENNAI-600014.
Phone:044-8226116
Environmental Policy
23 Prof Leelakrishnan
“Shyam”, Thjrikkakara, Cochin-682021, Kerala
Phone: 0484-2575760
Indian Environmental Laws
24 Mr. Lawrence Surendra,
GB Block, I Triveni Apartments, Kuppam Beach Road,Thiruvanmiyur, MADRAS-600 041.
Phone: 044-24911898 
Email: surendra@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in
Cases relating to Trade and environment and International Institutions
25 Prof. P. K. Mishra,
"Sudarshan" E-583, J. P. Nagar I Stage, 17th Main, MYSORE-570008, Phone:0821-2487135
Traditional concerns for Environmental Protection.
26 Dr. Kamal K. Misra 
Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Central University (P.O), 
Hyderabad – 500 046, India 
E-mail: kkmss@uohyd.ernet.in 
Phone: +91-(0)40-3010179 (R),040-3010500, Ext.3050 
Fax:040-3010145
Indigenous People's Right and Environment.
27 Prof. N. R. Madhava Menon 
Vice Chancellor, W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Aranya Bhavan(Ist and IInd Floors), 10A LA Block, Salt Lake City, CALCUTTA-700091 
Phone: (91)(033)335-0534, 3357379, 3357422
(91)(033) 335-7422
Environmental Law Teaching 2)Law and Policy
28 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael F. Saldhana,
Flat No. 13, No.401,
Silver Crest, Rest House Road,
BANGALORE-560 001.
Phone: 22863945, Fax: 25596713
Environmental Justice
29 Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.K. Mishra,
Orissa High Court, CUTTACK-2 
Phone:0671-2603183, Fax: 0671-2301120 
Res: 0671-2616442
E-mail: juspkm@ori.nic.in
Role of Judiciary in Environmental Protection.
30 Prof. Manubhai Shah, 
Managing Trustee, Consumer Education and Research Centre, "Suraksha Sankool", Thaltej, Gandhinagar Highway, AHMEDABAD-380054. 
Phone:079-7489945,7450528, Fax: 079-7489947, 
Res: 079-6420138, 6423526
Consumer Protection Law and Environmental Concerns
31 Mr. M. C. Mehta,( MAHESH CHANDER MEHTA )
Advocate, 5, Anand Lok, Khelgaon Marg, 
NEW DELHI-110 049. 
Phone: 011-26255214, Fax:011-26251549 
E-mail: mcmehta@unv.ernet.in 
Environmental Justice
32 Medha Patkar
Narmada Bachao Andolan, B-13, Shivam Flats 
Ellora Park Road, Baroda, 390 007, INDIA 
Phone/Fax : (91) 265 282232
Issues related to large dams
33 South Asia Network on Dams, River and People 
53B, AD Block,Shalimar Bagh,Delhi 110 088, India 
Phone: 91-11-747 9916
Email : cwaterp@vsnl.com
Issues relating Dams, Rivers
34 Dr. K. P Nyati
Head, Environment Management Division,Confederation of Indian Industries, India Habitat Centre, 4th FloorCore-4A Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Phone: 011-2468228
E-mail: arvinder.kaur@ciionline.org
Environmental Impact Assessment 
Pollution Control Laws
35 Sri. Nagaraj Sabapathy, 
Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra, Head Office:68/1 Suryalok Colony, Rajpur Road, Dehra Dun 248 001 Uttaranchal.
Phone 91 135 2746071, 2745539,
Fax: 91 135 2746881, 2741931
(at present he is in Canada)
Environmental Justice Delivery-Perspective from the media.
36 Sri. S.K. Pattanayak, 
Excise Commissioner, II floor, Vokkaligara Sangha Building Sampangiramanagar, BANGALORE-560 027.
Phone: 2220302, Fax:2240254, Res: 2251020
Environmental Policy
37 Mr. Pradeep Monga, 
Assistant Resident Representative, Environment & GEF, United Nations Development Programme, 55 Lodi Estate, Post Box No. 3059 New Delhi 110 003. Phone:24628877Fax: 2462 7612
International Institutions
38 Praveen Chandra Pandey,
Registrar , Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri
Shankaraghatta - 577 451, Himoga Dist. Karnataka
Email : university@sancharnet.in
Fax : 91-08282-656255, 656262
Phone : 91-08282-656221, 656222
Forest and Wild Life Laws
39 Mr. Prabhas C. Sinha,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 319, School of International Studies, NEW DELHI-110 067. 
Phone: 011-26107676, Extn.287
Wetlands: Indian Ecosystem & the law
Aqua Culture & Environment
Coastl Zone Management
40 Prof. B. B. Pande,
Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, 
Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, 
University of Law,DELHI-110 007
Phone: 011-7257985, Fax:7256541 Res:7257387
Criminal Remedies and Environmental Law
41 Dr. Ranbir Singh,
Director, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, 3-4-761, Barkatpura, HYDERABAD-500 027 TeleFax: 040-7567310, Res:7567951
Teaching Environmental Law in the universities
42 Prof. V. S. Rekhi,
National Law Institute University, Bhadbhada,
Barkherikalan,BHOPAL.Phone:0755-86965, 
Res: 0755-546336
International Environmental Law 
Natural Resources Law and Policy
43 Mr. Rajpanjwani
Advocate, Flat No. 79, Supreme Enclave, Mayur Vihar
Phase I, Delhi- 92
011-23381975, Mobile No. 09810306138
Forest and Wildlife Laws 
Environmental Laws and the role of judiciary
44 Mr. Ranjan Rao yerdoor,
Nagareeka Seva Trust, No.44, New Bamboo Bazar Road, Contonment, Bangalore-560 051. Phone:3535532
CRZ Law
45 Vijay Paranjpye
ECONET, 4, Pushpali Apartments 1218 /3 Shivaji Nagar Wrangler Paranjpye Marg Pune 411004, Phone:022-5673324, 022-5672448, 5673324
E-mail: paranjpye@yahoo.co.uk
Environmental Protection
46 Mr. Uday Bhaskar,
Joint Director, II block, Koramangala, Kendriya Sadana, 
BANGALORE-560 034. Phone:5537185, Fax:5537184
Hazardous Waste Management Law in India Hazardous Waste Rules and Bio-Medical Waste Rules
47 Mr. Vijay Sharma, 
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forets, 
Govt. of India, Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, NEW DELHI-110 003 
Phone: 011-4360634, 4363577
Climate Change
48 Dr. Walter Fernandes,
North-Eastern Social Research Centre, P.B. 200, Uzan Bazar, Jahaz Ghat, GUWAHATI-781001 ASSAM. 
Phone:0361-544773, 631378, Fax: 0361-540376
Land Acquisition and displacement and rehabilitation
49 Dr. A. N. Yellappa Reddy,
Former Addl. Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka, 
Dharini, 9/C, 5th block, Metropolitan Housing Colony, 
HSR Layout, 6th Sector, BANGALORE-560 034. 
Phone: Res: 5721680
Forest Laws and Policies
50 Mr. Shyam Diwan
20, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai-400007
Phone: 022=2652494
E-mail: divan@bom3.vsnl.net.in
Environmental Law
51 Leena Srivastava
Executive Director, TERI, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Dlhi-110 003,
Phone: 011- 24682100 / 24682111 Fax: 011-24682144
E-mail: leena@teri.res.in
Global Warming and Kyoto Protocol 
52 Ritwick Datta *
41, Sector 14, NOIDA, Phone: 9810044660,
E-mail: rtiwick1@vsnl.com
NGOs
53 Dr Virinder Sharma
Environment Adviser
DFID India, British High Commission,
B-28, Tara Crescent, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi -110016.
Phone: 011-26529123 Extn. 3311
E-mail: V-Sharma@dfid.gov.uk
International Environmental Institutions
54 Prof. Shanta Kumar
Madurai. Phone:0452-2651395, 0452-2641211
E-mail: shantha@themail.com
Environmental Law
55 Mr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
Director, Enviro-Legal Defence Forum, 278, Sector 15 A, Noida-201301, Phone: 24517248, E-mail: eldf@vsnl.com sanjay@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in
Environmental NGOs
56 Dr. K.C. Siva Ramakrishnan
Former Secretary to Govt., of Ind and Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research\24, Aradhana Enclave, Sector 13, R.K. Puram, Delhi, India-110066
Phone-01126876486(O), 011-26872550® E-mail:kcsiva@vsnl.com
Environmental Policy
57 Mr. Rajpanjwani
Advocate, Flat No. 79, Supreme Enclave, Mayur Vihar
Phonease I, Delhi- 92, 011-23381975
Mobile No. 09810306138
Environmental Advocacy
58 Dr. K.P. S. Chauhan
#103, Farah Court, 185, Defence Colony 5th Main
Indira Nagar, Bangalore-560038
Phone: 5200716, 
E-mail: chauhankps@rediffmail.com
Biodiversity
59 Prof. Armin RosenCranz
Consulting Professor, Programme in Human Biology
Building 80, Mail Code-2160, Stanford University
Stanford, California -94305, Phone: (650) 725-9704
Fax: (650) 725-5451 
E-mail: armin@.stanford.edu 
International and Domestic Environmental Laws
60 Prof. Ben Boer,
Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, New South Wales-2006. Phone: 9351-0317
Marine Eco – Systems
61 Ms. Camena Gunarathne,
Head, Legal Studies Division, Open University of Srilanka, P.B. 21, Nawala, Nugegoda, 
SRILANKA. Phone: 022-853777
Environmental Laws: SAARC 
62 Prof. David Vanderzwaag,
Dalhousie Law School, Weldon Law Building, 
6061,University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
CANADA-B3H 4H9 Phone:494-1045, Res: 477-378
International Environmental Law
63 Prof. Koh Kheng Lian,
10, Kent Ridge Crescent, SINGAPORE-119260 
Phone: 0065-8746246, Fax: 0065-7790979, 8721937
Environmental Law
64 Prof. Michael Anderson,
Director,British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 17, Russel Square, LONDON-WCIE-101
Phone: 171-636-5802, Fax: 171-323-2016
E-mail: m.anderson@dial.pipex.com
International Environmental Law
65 Prof. Nicholas Robinson,
Pace University, School of Law, 78, North Broadway, While Plains, NEW YORK-10591, USA
Biodiversity and International Environmental Law
66 Prof. Richard Macrory,
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Centre for Environmental Technology, 48, Prince's Gardens, LONDON-SW7 2PE.
Phone:0171-595-9309 ,Fax: 0171-594-9304
International Environmental Law
67 Prof. Upendra Baxi,
Professor of Law, University of Warwick, CONVENTARYCV4 7AL, Phone:0203-523009, 524105
International Environmental Law
68 Prof. Rob Fowler,
Chair in Environmental Law School of International Business University of South Australia, Room WL 4-27, City West Campus, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide
South Australia-5001
Phone: 61-8-8302-0554; Fax: 61-8-8302-0512
Mobile: 0410-498-507
Email: rob.fowler@unisa.edu.au
International Environmental Law
69 Dr. Phoneilippe Cullet
Programme Director, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Rue Lissignol 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland ,Phone: (+41) 22 741 04 42
E-mail: pcullet@soas.ac.uk, pcullet@ielrc.org 
www.ielrc.org
Biodiversity, IPR and International Environmental Law
70 Prof. U. Shankar, 
Director, Madras School of Economics,
Gandhi Mandapam Road, CHENNAI-600 025.
Phone: 044-2354846,2352157
Email: sankar_u75@hotmail.com 
Environmental Economics 
71 Ms. Almitra H. Patel,
50, Kothnur, Bagalur Road,BANGALORE-560 077
Phone: 5464231, 8465365
E-mail: Almitrapatel@hotmail.com 
Waste Management
72 B.S. Murthy 
(Retired Professor-IIT Madras), 15, “Ramakripa” 
Parthasarathypuram, T.Nagar, Chennai-600017
E-mail: bsmurthy@saeindia.org hampapur_sreenath@vsnl.net
Vehicular Pollution
73 Mr. William Stanely
Resi Secretriat flat no 504, Kurupam towers,
East point colony, Vishakapatnam-530017, AP
Mining Issues and Tribal Issues 
74 Mr. R. Venkataramani,
Sr. Advocate,1, Savitha Vihar, Vikas Marg (Near Yojana Vihar), DELHI-110 092.
Phone: 011-2160132, 2162395
Email: rvramani@satyam.net.in
Environmental Justice Delivery 
75 Fr. Thomas Kocherry,
National Alliance of Peoples Movements of India, (NAPM), Velankanny Junction, Valiathura, Thiruvananthapuram-695 008.
Phone: 0471-505216,Telefax: 0471-501376
E-mail: nff@vsnl.com
Acquaculture 
76 Ms. Patricia Moore,
Head, IUCN Regional Environmental Law Programme, (Asia), C/o. IUCN Pakistan, 1, Bath Island Road,
KARACHI-75530, PAKISTAN.
Phone: 0092-21-5861540/41/42
Fax: 0092-51-2823386 or 2823102
E-mail: patti.moore@iucn.org
Environmental Law
77 Mr. Ravi Pragada
Mines, Minerals and People, 1249/A, Road No.62, Jubilee Hills, HYDERABAD-500 033.
Phone: 6505974, Mobile: 9848195937, Fax: 3542975
E-mail: mmp@satyam.net.in
Mining Issues 
78 Dr. Rajendra Singh
Secretary, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Bheekampura, 
Kishori Via Jhangazi, Alwar-302022
Water Issues 
79 Dr. V. Rajyalakshmi
Associate Professor of College of Law, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Res: 8—45-1
Chinna Waltair, Visakhapatnam,0891-2701605
Environmental Law, Biodiversity Related Laws 
80 Sri S.K. Pattanayak, IAS
Chairman, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, 1st Floor, Cauvery Bhavan, K.G. Road, Bangalore-560009. Phone: 22945100
Pollution Control Laws, Hazardous Waste Management Laws 
81 Dr. P. Parthasarathy
Managing Director of E-Parisara Pvt., Ltd., 
B-41/1, Senior Industrial Estate, Peenya, 3rd Stage
Bangalore-58, Phone: 28360902
Electronic Waste Management
(E-Waste Management) 
82 Dr. Pruthvish
Director, Health Care and Waste Management Cell, Department of Community Medicine, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore-54, Phone: 23600968, 23605190
Bio-Medical Waste Management 
83 Dr. A Ravindra
Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, 21st Floor, Public Utility Building, M.G. Road Bangalore-1
Phone: 57603839
Sustainable Development Issues 
84 Dr. K.P. Krishnan
Managing Director, KUIDFC(Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation), IInd Floor Silver Jubilee Block 3rd Cross, Mission Road Bangalore -27 
Phone: 22232023 25722369 
Urban Development Issues 

85 Mr. Vaideeswaran Director Eco-Works Consulting Private Limited 101-E, Sarathy Apartments, 48, 13th Cross Road (near 8th Main Road), Malleswaram, Bangalore 560 003. Landmark: Opposite Sharadha Vidya Niketan School, Phone: 9880298829 
E-mail: vaideesh@vsnl.net 
Hazardous Waste Management
NLSIU - RESOURCE PERSONS
86 Dr. A. Jayagovind, 
Director, NLSIU, Phone: 080-3213597, Fax: 32311064
E-mail: director@nls.ac.in
WTO
87 Prof. N. L. Mitra, 
Vice Chancellor, Jodhpur Law University,
Phone: 0291-2572530
Environmental Management
88 Prof. O.V. Nandiamth 
Co-ordinator, CEERA, NLSIU,
Phone: 080-23219231, 23213160 Extn: 240, 237 
Website : www.ceeraindia.org , www.nlsenlaw.org 
E-mail: ovnandimath@nls.ac.in 
Environmental Impact Assessment, Pollution Control Laws 
89 Prof. V. Nagaraj
National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi 
Bangalore-72, Phone: 080-3213160, 3211303
E-mail: vnagaraj@nls.ac.in
ADR(Alternate Dispute Resolution )
90 Prof. M.K. Ramesh 
Additional Professor, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-72
Phone: 080-23219231, 23213160
E-mail: mkramesh@email.com 
Environmental Law in India and International 
91 Prof. Sitharamam Kakarala, 
National Law School of India University
Nagarbhavi , Bangalore-72
Phone: 080-3213160, 3211303
E-mail: nihr@nls.ac.in 
Human Rights and Environment 
 
92 Ms. Sumitha Rao
Research Officer, CEERA, NLSIU, Bangalore.
E-mail: Rao_sumitha@yahoo.com
Environmental Law


 

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