A native of serene rural Himalayas, Yugal Joshi had his early education in a sleepy village on the bank of River Mahakali separating India and Nepal. He later studies at HBTU Kanpur, IIT Delhi, Delhi University and National University of Singapore.

His majors have been Physics, Chemical Technology, Plastics Engineering, Law and Public Administration. He carries a distinguished skill set comprising of administrative, creative, academic, leadership and management traits. Some of his research papers have been nominated as the best research papers of the year.

He has served in chemical industries, an upstream petroleum company, and in Indian Railways at various places in India.

He has to his credit internationally acclaimed books like Singapore Water Story (translated into Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Hindi) and Creating Shared Values (both co-authored), mythological fictions, Ram: The Soul of Time and Boons and Curses: Legend of the Mythological Woman and historical book, Women Warriors in Indian History.

He is a water enthusiast and has many international papers to his credit on water management.

Yugal also writes in Hindi. His short story collection Yayavari is growing bigger. It is available on this web site. His live programmes and pod-casts on mythological and folk tales Katha Purani Kahani Nai are known for its novel treatment.

He is a recipient of prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for Information, Education and Communication in Swachh Bharat Mission (2018), Indian Police Medal (2020), National Award for Outstanding Service (2013) and Lee Ka Shing Scholarship (2009).

At present, he is the director of IEC and Capacity Building in the Swachh Bharat Mission. He is also the director of the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, New Delhi.


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