Ramaswamy Iyer, popular Water policy expert passed away


Well - known water policy expert Ramaswamy R. Iyer passed away in New Delhi because of a severe attack of viral fever at age of 86. About Ramaswamy Iyer: Ramaswamy R. Iyer was born in October 1929 in Thakkalai, Tamil Nadu.

Image of Ramaswamy Iyer

Image of Ramaswamy Iyer

Water policy expert

  • He was an honorary research professor at Center for Policy Research.
  • He was an officer of the Indian Inspection and Accounts Service; he was served as secretary of water resources in the Government of India.
  • He was the initiator and principal draftsman of India’s first National Water Policy in 1987.
  • He was worked on water - related issues and in particular on cooperation on river waters by India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, since his retirement from government.
  • He was also served for international Organisations, including the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

About his achievements:

  • Mr. Ramaswamy Iyer was received the Padma Shri award, the fourth - highest civilian honour in India in 2014.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 15, 2015