Yugal Joshi is Director, National Jal Jeevan Mission in the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti. He was Director, IEC, Swachh Bharat Mission for 5 years since 2016. Yugal Joshi has been instrumental in bringing impactful information, education and communication (IEC) interventions for behavior change among rural Indians for toilet usage. He is a recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for his IEC works in SBM (in 2018), Indian Police Medal (2020) and National Award for Outstanding Performance by Ministry of Railways (2014).
He is an IRPFS Officer of 1997 Batch. Before joining Swachh Bharat Mission, he was Director, Railway Protection Force. Apart from serving in railways, he has also served in India’s premier upstream oil company- Oil India Limited, Indian chemical industries and Institute of Water Policy, Singapore.
He is an alumnus of University of Delhi, IIT, Delhi and National University of Singapore.
He has published many research papers in international water journals. He has also authored books such as “The Singapore Water Story” (co-authored; translated in Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Hindi), “Creating Shared Values”, “Ram: The Soul of Time”, “Women Warriors in Indian History” and “Boons and Curses: Legends of the Mythological Mother.”
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