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BIO-DATA of Environmentalist, Prof.T.shivaji Rao

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                         Prepared by smt. J.jagadamba,, with the assistance of smt p.Subhashini 
                             , both assistants of professor T.Shivaji Rao
1.Name in full                                     : Shivaji Rao, Tipirneni
2.Designation and address                 :  Hony. Director, Centre for Environmental Studies,
                                                                   Andhra Pradesh (S.INDIA)
3.Date of Birth                                                :  2-1-1932 (2nd January Nineteen thirty two).
4.Qualifications                                   : B.E.(Civil),Mysore University, 1956
                                                                M.S. (Environmental Engineering) 1962.
                                                             : Rice university, Houston, (U.S.A.)
a)  Works                                             : Junior Engineer, Public works Dept; Nagarjuna sagar
                                                                   : Dam, 1956-58 ( 2 years)
b) Teaching                                         :Civil Engineering subjects for the B.E. Degree course in                                                                       Civil Engineering since 1958 and sanitary and   
                                                                        Environmental Engineering subjectsfor the M.E. course    
                                                                         in public Health Engineering Since 1963  .
            i)                                              : Teaching Assistant,
                                                                      From may, 1958 – August 1959
             Ii)                                            : Lecturer in civil Engineering,
                                                                      From August 1959 – February, 1963.
           iii)                                             : Reader in civil and  public Health Engineering from
                                                                     February 1963 – 1969.
          iv)                                                     : professor in civil and Environmental Engg.
                                                                        From May 1969 – January  1992.
           v)                                                      : U.G.C.Emeritus Fellowship from July 1992 – June 1995.
           vi)                                                     : Taught Air pollution, Water pollution, Environmental
                                                                        sanitation, Industrial pollution control Technology     
                                                                          subject to post – graduate students in public Health                      
                                                                           and Environmental  Engineering courses for the last
                                                                           20 years.
                                                                               Guided thesis work for several M.E. and ph.D
                                                                            Students and published 75 papers on Environmental
c) Professional Memberships  :
       i) Fellow                                                A.P. Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad.
      ii)Fellow                                                 Institution of Engineers (India)
     iii) Member                                            Board of Governors, Environmental protection
                                                                      Training and Research Institute, Govt. of Andhra
                                                                      Pradesh, Hyderabad.

d) Honorary professorship                     : 1. Honorery professor, Mononmanian Sundarnar
                                                                            University, Tirulnelveli.
e) Administrative                                     :   i) Head of the Department of civil Engineering,
                                                                          A.U. college of Engineering, November 1979 to 83
                                                                        ii) principal, A.U. college of Engineering, October 1980
                                                                             to October 1983.
                                                                            iii) Member, Executive council, Andhra University.
                                                                          :{iv}Member,Board of GOVernors,Gandhian ACADEMYof                                                                                  Studies,hyderabad,A.P.State
6. Visits to Foreign countries 
1960-62                                                       :  visit U.S.A. for Higher studies in Environmental
                                                                            Engineering .
1976                                                             : Invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of sciences,
                                                                          Stockholm, Sweden for the Nobel symposium No.28
                                                                           On Nitrogen and presented a paper
1979                                                             : Invited by the Travel Agents Association of India to
                                                                         Khatmandu, Nepal to present a paper on “ The Threat
                                                                           to Taj Mahal due to Air pollution from Mathura
6a.  Special Lecture                                     : Invited by Banaras Hindu University , to deliver a   
                                                                            National Fellowship Lecture on Environmental
                                                                              problems at their Ecology centre .
7. Associated with high level Technical   :
  Committee s             
   a) chairman                                               :  Technical committee,  A.P. state Water pollution  
                                                                            control Board,  (1976-1983)        
   b) chairman                                               : A.P. State Committee on Ecological studies of Kolleru    
                                                                           Lake. (1976-1982)
   c) Member                                                : A.P. State Water pollution control Board (1976-1979)
   d) Member                                                : A.P. state committee on Environment (1976-1980)
   e) Honorary Environmental Advisor     :  Visakhapatnam Municipal corporation
  f) Member                                                    : Environmental Appraisal Committee, Union Ministry
                                                                                of Environment and Forests.                                                                                   
  g) Member                                                     :  Expert Committee on Environmental impact of  
                                                                             Telugu Ganga project.
 h) Member                                                     : Expert committee on Environmental Impact of  
                                                                              polavaram project.    
i) Member                                                        : Sectorial committee on Ecology & Environment , A.P.
                                                                                 state council of science and Technology.
j) Member                                                         : Environmental protection council, Government of
k) Member                                                         : Advisory Committee on Artificial Rains,       
                                                                                 Government of Andhra Pradesh .
L) chairman,                                                       : Environmental Monitoring committee
                                                                                 Visakhapatnam port Trust (10years)
8.Author of Books                                            : 1. Sampling and Analysis of water and sewage.
                                                                                2. Save Taj Mahal and people of Braj Mandal
                                                                                3. Elements of Air pollution and control
                                                                                4. Nuclear plants – The sailent killers
                                                                                5. Tehri Dam is a Time Bomb
                                                                                6. Artificial Rains
                                                                                7. Manamu mana parisaralu (Telugu)
                                                                                           ( We and our Environment )
                                                                                8. Investigation report on Environmental problems   
                                                                                    in Visakhapatnam and the surrounding areas
                                                                                    (388 pages) sponsored by the union Ministry of   
                                                                                       Environment and Forests.
                                                                                       Institute of Development and planning studies
                                                                                             (Manuscript) August 1990.
                                                                                  9. Text Book on Man and his Environment (230  
                                                                                          pages) sponsored by the U.G.C., New Delhi
                                                                                              (Manuscript) October 1994.
9. List of publications                                                  please see annexure     
10.popular Lectures                                               : Delivered several popular lectures on Ecology
                                                                                          and Environmental pollution control at
                                                                                          meetings of  Lions club, Rotary club etc. In
                                                                                          different places in the state and through
                                                                                           A.I.R. Broad cast since 1971.
                                                                                     : Delivered popular scientific and technical  
                                                                                             lectures on Environmental pollution
                                                                                                problems to the Trainees at the N.S.S.
                                                                                                orientation programmes, Academic staff
                                                                                                 college of Andhra University and Institute
                                                                                               of Administration, Government of Andhra
10.(a) popular scientific articles                               : published 70 popular scientific articles on
                                                                                            Ecology and Environment problems in
                                                                                         several News papers in English and Telugu like
                                                                                        The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan chronicle,
                                                                                         News Time. Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi, Andhra
                                                                                             prabha, Visalandra.      

11.Awards Received                                                    : 1. Best  Teacher Award of the  state
                                                                                               Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1986-87.
                                                                                           2. Best Environmentalist Award of the
                                                                                               Municipal corporation, Visakhapatnam,
                                                                                            3. SWAMY PRAVANANDA NATIONAL Award
                                                                                                 on Ecology and Environmental sciences of
                                                                                                     the University grants commission,1991.  

 Significance of activities

Prof.T.Shivaji Rao made significant contribution  to human Knowledge on several crucial contemporary mproblems in the emerging areas of Environment. Among these notable contributions are:
1. pollution threat to Taj Mahal due to improper siting of an oil refinery at Mathura within the Zone of influence of the Taj trapezium region.
2.Environmental implication of proposed hydro-electric project in silent valley.
3.Dissolving the conflict between Development and Environment of Kolleru lake in Andhra Pradesh.
4.Threat to water supply and Environment of Madras due to improper location of modern slaughter house in the catchment of Red hills lake.
5.Environmental impact due to improper siting of a fertilizer plant on the Kakinada coast in Andhra Pradesh.
5a.Environmental impact due to improper siting of a major fertilizer plant at Sawai Madhopu, Tiger sactuary in Rajastan  and its relocation in a safer placedownstream.
6.Environmental impact due to siting of a nuclear power plant at kaiga on the west coast of Karnataka.
7.Environmental hazards due to improper of a nuclear plant at Nagarjuna sagar dam.
8.Artificial rain making for improving water and power supplies and Environment.
9.Environmental  impact of improper siting of North Madras thermal plant at pulicat lake
10.Environmental aspects of Telugu Ganga  project.
11. Taming the cyclones through cloud seeding.
12. Environmental impact on improper siting of Tehri dam.
13.Disaster scenario due to a maximum credible accident to a hazardous chemical storage tank in the port area of Visakhapatnam.
14.Environmental Guidelines on selection of appropriate sites for thermal and Nuclear plants.
15.Environmental aspects of Sardar sarovar project with alternative strategies for minimizing the costs and risks.
16.Environmental  hazardsdue to improper siting of a mechanized slaughter house at Rudraram, medak district, Andhra Pradesh.
1.Sampling and Analysis of water and sewage
2.Elments of Air pollution and its control
3.Nuclear plants – The silent killers Taj Mahal people of Brajmandal
5.Tehri dam is a Time Bomb
6.Mana parisaralu (our Environment) in Telugu publish by the Telugu Academy Government ofr Andhra Pradesh.
7.Megha madhanam (cloud seeding)
8. cloud seeding to fight droughts in India
9. Almatti dam and its disasterous impact 

List of publications
Environmental impact due to improper siting of a major fertiliser plant at sawai Madhopu,Tigersactuaryin Rajasthanand its relocation in a safer placedownstream.

            Out of morethan  200 scientific and Technical articles published by him . So far about 130 articles are placed on website as can be scene from the following presentation based on their classification into several groups.
1. Group . Dam

s, Impacts and remedial Methods
a) Mulla periyar dam, Risk, Remedial Measures
   1.    Mulla periyar dam under designed for peak floods (8.1.2012 )
   2.    Mulla periyar dam violations of safety  (11.1.2012)
   3.   Solution to reserve  Mulla periyar dam (17.12.2014)
    4.  Scientific remedial measures to  resolve a problem of Mulla periyar dam (26.12.2012)
     5. New dam to replace Mulla periyar dam (2.1.2012)
    b) Polavaram dam damaging Impacts and solutions for sustainable development.
     1. Godavari flood utilization , urgency  (1.2.2011)
     2. Experts wanted polavaram to be builtas a barrage (5.2.2011)
     3.why present experts are mistaken on polavaram dam. (4.3.2011)
     4 .Environment clearence for polavaram project (13.12.2010)
     5. Rewoke clearance for polavaram  (13.12.2010)
     6. Dr.K.L. Rao warned on under design on polavaram (30.11.2010)
     7. Indira Gandhi view on polavaram (30.11.2010)
      8. Diffective clearences for polavaram (29.5.2010)
       9 . polavaram Bachawat tribunal award illegality and disastrous (20.6. 2015)
       10. Bungling of polavaram  (3.11.2010)
       11.possible collapse of polavaram dam (2.9.2010)
       12. Design mistakes of polavaram  dam (21.6.2010)
      13. Invetable collapse of polavaram dam  (2.6.2010)
       14.More defective clearance of polavaram  (29.5.2010)

      15. polavaram Images (24.7.2010)
       16. Why Barrages preffered to dam (21.9.2010)
       17. Reconcile problems od polavaram (12.11.2010)
       18. Meterialisation of polavaram (19.10.2010)
        19. Dam break Analysis of polavaram (19.11.2010)
         20. polavaram burst kills 45 lakhs people (23.4.2010)
         21.Hazards of polavaram verses safe barrages (7.1.2010)
         22.polavaram project without submersion of lands (13.11.2009)
          23.polavaram dam break  (24.1.2012)
          24. 45 lakhs will be killed due to polavaram (5.7.2013)
          25. Insufficient and diffective clearences for polavaram project  (27.11.2010)


         C. Almatti dam its Impacts and remedial methods
          1.   Krishna tribunal misleads (9.3.2011)
             2.States fine to stop increase of Almatti dam (9.3.2011)
             3.Why Maharashtra failed om Alamatti problem (9.3.2011)
              4. Mischief about Almatti dam (17.2.2011)
              5. Alamatti dam break Analysis (9.2.2011) (26.1.2011)
                6 . Alamatti back water curve, 1 (10.2.2011)
                7.   Alamatti back water curve, 2 (10.2.2011)
                8.  Alamatti as akiller project (7.1.2011)
                9. Alamatti dam break flood (5.1.2011)
                10. Almatti dam is likely to collapse (5.1.2011)
                11. Modify killer Alamatti dam  (24.2.2011)
                12.Why Sangli city and other villages will be flooded (27.2.2011)
                13.How experts cheated on Alamatti back water (29.4.2011)

                14. How  Kolhapur and sangli will be flooded  (11.3.2011)
                D.  Special Dams
            1. Tehri  dam is a time Bomb (28.5.2008)
                  2. How to make Tehri dam safe  (12.2.2008)
                  3.Rampadasagar dam on Godavari (12.2.2008)
                   4. Modification of sardarsarovar project (12.2.2008)
              E. Madras water supply problems of pollution.
                1. Chennai drinking water from red hills leak likely to be polluted (4.1.2013)
                F. Risks to Delhi population due to potential chemical Gas leaks  
               1. Accidental chemical storage leaks in the middle of new Delhi (6.4.2010)

             G. Environmentalism and spiritualism
                1.Environmentalism as true spiritualism (12.2.2008)
                 2.Upanishads promote positive thinking and health (12.2.2008)
                 3. Pranic Healing  positive health true expert  (2.12.2008)

                  4.Understanding life and death  for experts (2.12.2008)
                  5. Karma and Rebirth  for good expertise (2.12.2008)
                 H.Fevers and Mosquito control
            1.control of Mosquitos to stop spread of fevers (2.12.2008)
                 I. Solving Visakhapatnam city water supply problem  
              1. Methods of solving drinking water supply problems of Visakhapatnam (15.2.2013)
                 J.Cloud seeding
                 1.Cloud seeding simplified(London) (21.9.2010)
        seeding (25.2.2008)

        deeding by Farmers (Introduction) (18.12.2014)
                 4.Cloud Hydro Electricity (20.12.2014)
                 5. cloud seeding for more  cheaper electricity  and food (18.12.2014)
        seeding for Agriculture (1.9.2012)
                7. cloud seeding drought (26.6.2013)
       seeding video by experts  (25.8.2012)
                9 . cloud seeding in Andhra (24.7.2012)
         seeding for India  (27.6.2012)
                K. Safety of Nuclear  plants is impossible  , Kudamkulam reactors 
            1.  Nuclear safety is impossible (11.10.2012)
                 2. Experts confuse on Nuclear safety (4.6.2012)
                3.Improper location of Nuclear plant  (12.2.2008)
                4. Myths of Muclear safety (12.2.2008)
                 5. Environment impact of Nuclear plant (12.2.2008)
                6   Nuclear plants the silent killers ( 12.2.2008)
                7. Fukushima relevancy to Kudamkulam (3.2..2012)
                8. Nuclear accidents senerio (28.10.2011)




  1. “A SHORT TERM TOTAL OXYGEN DEMAND TEST” –  in Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation, Washington D.C.(USA), April, 1962
  2. “TOTAL OXYGEN DEMAND ACCELERATION WITH LONG-PHASE SEEDING” – in Proc. Of the “17th Annual Industrial Waste Conference” Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana (USA), May 1962.
  3. “STANDARDISING THE SANITATION PRACTICES IN FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANTS” – in Proc. Of the “7th Indian Standards Convention” Calcutta, January, 1963
  4. “STANDARDISING THE UTILISATION AND DISPOSAL OF WATES IN FOOD INDUSTRY” - in Proc. Of the “7th Indian Standards Convention” Calcutta, January, 1963.
  5. “LACTOSE ASSIMILATION IN SEWAGE MICRO-ORGANISMS” – in journal of the Institution of Engineers(India) Calcutta, Octo.1963.
  7. “A RECASTING OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING,EDUCATION IN INDIA – in Journal of Environmental Health, Nagpur, April, 1965
  8. “SLUDGE VOLUME INDEX AS A PARAMETER IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS” – in Journal of Environmental Health, Nagpur, October, 1966.
  9.  “MIXING IN VESSELS AGITATED BY A PADDLE STIRRER” – in Journal of Environmental Health, Nagpur, July, 1966.
  10. CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITY & INDUSTRY (for research in sanitation problems) – in Proc. Of the 1st “Seminar on Liaison between University and Industry” College of Engineering, Bangalore, June 1967.
  11. T.Lm. VALUES OF SOME MODERN PESTICIDES TO THE FRESH WATER FISH – in Journal of Environmental Health, Nagpur, 1967
  12. SOME ASPECTS OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL – in Proc.of the Symposium on Industrial Wastes & Water Pollution Control, Institution of Engineers, Bangalore, December, 1969.
  13. “TOXICITY OF CERTAIN CHEMICALS TO FISH” – in Proc. of the Symposium on Industrial Wastes & Water Pollution Control, Institution of Engineers, Bangalore, December, 1969.
  14. “REMOVAL OF FLURIDES FROM DRINKING WATER” –in Proc. Of the “Seminar on Industrial Waste Treatment and Defluridation of Water supply”, Institution of Engineers. Hyderabad, January,1969.
  15. “UNIVERSITIES ROLE IN ENSUING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERIDNG PROJECTS” – in Proc.of the Symposium on “Co-ordination between University & Industry, Andhra University, August, 1971
  16. “THE PROBLEM OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG ENGINEERS” – in Proc.of the Symposium on “Co-ordination between University & Industry, Andhra University, August, 1971
  17. “WATER SUPPLY & DRAINAGE FOR VISAKHAPATNAM” –in Proc. of the “Seminar on Town Planning in Visakhapatnam” Andhra University, September,1971.
  18. “ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ASPECTS OF URBAN PLANNING” – in Proc. of the “Seminar on Town Planning in Visakhapatnam” Andhra University, September,1971
  19. “T.Lm. VALUES OF SOSME MODERN PESTICIDES TO THE FRESH  WATER FISH” Aplocheilus Penchax – in Proc. of Symposium on Human Environment with special reference to the Pollution of the Atmosphere, land and water, Andhra University, January,1972.
  20. MEDIAN TOLERANCE LIMITS OF SOME CHEMICAL TO THE FRESH  WATER FISH “CYPRINUS CARPIO” – in Journal  of Environmental Health, Nagpur, July 1975.
  21. “A SPATIAL CONCEPT OF INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT – VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT AS ACASE STUDY” – in 63rd Annual Conference of Indian Science Congress, Waltair, January, 1976.
  22. “ECONOMIC GROWTH WITHOUT ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION – THE NEED FOR BIOLOTGICAL CONTROL” – in 63rd Annual Conference of Indian Science Congress, Waltair, January, 1976.
  23. “RECYCLING OF NITROGEN IN VILLAGES” – in “Noble Symposium on Nitrogen”Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences” Stockholm, Sweden, August-September, 1976
  24. “POLLUTION OF TAJ MAHAL AND BRAJ MANDAL” – in National Seminar on “Conservation of Cultural Objects” Osmania University, Hyderabad, December, 1976.
  25. “ROLE OF UNIVERSITY IN WATER POLLUTION CONTROL” – in National Seminar on Consultancy and Equipment Manufacture for Water Pollution Control, Institution of Engineers (India), Hyderabad, January, 1977.
  26. “SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION AMONG NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES” – National Seminar on Non-alignment, S.V.University, Tirupati, February, 1977
  28. “IMPENDING DESTRUCJTIONOF TAJ MAHAL”  - in All India Seminar on Environmental Agents and their Biological Effects, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1978.
  29. “POLLUTION OF TAJ MAHAL AND ITS ENVIRONS DUE TO THE PROPOSED MATHURA OIL REFINERY” – in Int.Symposium  on Environmental Agents and their Biological Effects, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1978
  30. “EFFECT OF AIR POLLUTANTS ON MONUMENTS – A CASE STUDY TO SAVE TAJ MAHAL AND ITS ENVIRONS” –  Seminar on a vanishing culture with reference to Srisailam Project, Golconda Society, Hyderabad, 1978.
  32. “STONE CANCER THREATENS TAJ MAHAL” – Seminar on “Effects of Pollutants on Taj Mahal”.  Ind. Environmental Society & International Program on Environmental Management Edn., Agra, October, 1978.
  33. “EXPERT EVIDENCE BY PROF.T.SHIVAJI RAO TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON AIR BILL.” – in Joint Committee on air (Prevention& Control Pollution) Bill, 1978 – Evidence C.B.(ii) No.320, Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, March 1979.
  34. “THREAT TO THE TAJ AND PEOPLE OF BRAJ MANDAL DUE TO POLLUTION FROM MATHURA REFINERY” – Conference on Management of Environment, Regional Centre for Urban & Environmental Studies, Institution of Public Administration, Lucknow University, Lucknow, Mach 1979.
  35. “SAVE TAJ AND PEOPLE OF BRAJ MANDAL”- in 28th Annual Convention of the Travel Agents Association of India, Khatmandu, March 1979 (Nepal).
  36. “THE TAJ MAHAL” – Seminar, May, 1979
  37. “MATHURA REFINERY AND THE TAJ MAHAL” – in Science Today, June, 1979
  39. “AGRA UNDER A CLOUD” –in The Times of India, October 21, 1979
  40. “THREAT TO AGRA AND ITS ENVIRONS DUE TO WA TER  POLLUTION FROM MATHURA REFINERY” – Seminar on Environmental and Tourism, Indian Environmental Society & International Program on Environmental Management Education, Bharatpur, November, 1979.
  41. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDIESOF MATHURA REFINERY POLLUTION IN TAJ & ENVIRONS” – Seminar on World Environmental Day & Environment Impact Assessment Indian Environmental Society, New Delhi, June, 1980.
  42. “CONFLICT BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF KOLLERU LAKE” – In National Seminar on Resources, Development & Environment of the Eastern Ghats, March, 1982, Andhra University, Waltair.
  43. “THREAT TO W TER SUPPLY AND ENVIRONMENT OF MADRAS DUE TO IMPROPER LOCATION OFA MODERN SLAUGHTER HOUSE” – Seminar on “The Environment in 2001 AD Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Madras, July 1984.
  44. “PROGRESS WITHOUT POLLUTION – CASE STUDIES ON SITING OF NUCLEAR AND FERTILISER PLANTS” – in International Symposium on Science, Technology and Development, UGC, New Delhi, March 1987.
  45. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS -  A CASE STUDY ON THE SITING OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR AT KAIGA” – in National Conference on Futurology, Technology assessment and Forecasting, S.V.University, Tirupati, April, 1987.
  46. “CLOUD-SEEDING FOR IMPROVED WATER AND POWER SUPPLIES AND ENVIRONMENT” – Seminar on Artificial Rain and Aerial seeding, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, March, 1988.
  47. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS” – National Seminar on Modernisation and Environment, Andhra University, Waltair, November,1988.
  48. “NUCLEAR REACTOR AND ITS IMPACT DUE TO WRONG SITING AT NAGARJUNA SAGAR DAM” – in National Seminar on Modernisation and Environment, Andhra University, Waltair, November, 1988.
  49. “EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR POWER PROJECTS ON THE ECO-SYSTEMS WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO KAIGA” – in National wok-shop on Nuclear Plants, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, December, 1988.
  50. “SOURCES AND STUDY OF AIR POLLUTION” – in National Seminar on Air pollution, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Hyderabad, March, 1989.
  51. “ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY OF LIFE” – International Conference of EAROPH VI Congress, New Delhi, February, 1978.
  52. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED NORTH MADRAS THERMAL PLANT ON PULICAT LAKE” – in National Conference on Futurology Technology assessment and Forecsting S.V.University, Tirupati, April, 1987.
  53. “APPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE” – in National Seminar on Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Developments, Institution of Engineers (India) Madras, September, 1989.
  54. “ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF TELUGU GANGA PROJECT” – in  National Seminar on Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Developments, Institution of Engineers (India) Madras, September, 1989.
  55. “ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR SCIENTISTS ND ENGINEERS”- in National Seminar on Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Developments, Institution of Engineers (India) Madras, September, 1989
  56. “CHALLENGES OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND CONSERVATION” – in Potti Sreeramulu Memorial Lecture, Potti Sreeramulu Memorial Society, Sreenivasa Sastri Hall, Madras, March 1990.
  57. “NUCLEAR PLANT AT KUDANGULAM” – in Value Education Today, published by All India Association for Christian Higher Education, New Delhi, 1990.
  58. “TAMING THE CYCLONES THROUGH CLOUD SEEDING” – in Work-shop on “Environment and Disaster Management”  Institution of Engineers (India), Visakhapatnam, June 1990
  59. “DAM FAILURE – A CASE ANALYSIS” - in Work-shop on “Environment and Disaster Management”  Institution of Engineers (India), Visakhapatnam, June 1990
  60. “GAS-LEAKS” - in Work-shop on “Environment and Disaster Management”  Institution of Engineers (India), Visakhapatnam, June 1990
  61. “ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE TO TEHRI DAM – A NEGATION OF THE PROEJCT” – in Urja, Vol.28 No.5, Pages 64 –66, November, 1990
  62. “ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES ON SITING OF NUCLEAR AND THERMAL POWER PLANTS” – in National Conference on Environmental issues of Andhra Pradesh, S.V.University, Tirupathi, February, 1991.
  63. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NUCLEAR PLANT PROPOSED AT TRIKKARIPUR, KASARGOD, KERALA STATE” – In Seventh National Convention of Environmental Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Mangalore , October, 1991.
  64. “TEHRI DAM – A BOON OR A BANE”? – in Seventh National Convention of Environmental Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Mangalore , October, 1991.
  65. “ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION – ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS” – in UGC National work-shop on Environmental Education in University curricula, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, March, 1994.
  66. “CLOUD SEEDING” – in National Seminar on Globalisation, State and Environment, Centre for for Aea Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 9-10 March, 1995
  67. “WATER QUALITY STUDIES IN PRAWN CULTURE PONDS IN GODAVARI DELTA” – in Seminar on Sustainable Shrimp Farming and Environment in Orissa, Institution of Engineers, Bhuvaneswar, August, 1995.
  68. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PRAWN CULTURE ON KANDALERU CREEK, GUDURU, A.P.STATE” - in Seminar on Sustainable Shrimp Farming and Environment in Orissa, Institution of Engineers, Bhuvaneswar, August, 1995.
  69. “POLLUTION ASPECTS OF PRAWN CULTURE IN NELLORE COAST” - in Seminar on Sustainable Shrimp Farming and Environment in Orissa, Institution of Engineers, Bhuvaneswar, August, 1995.
  70. “WILL THE HAZARDOUS TEHRI DAM WIPE OUT CALCUTTA”? – in Work-shop on Ecological Disruption and Environmental Pollution Problems inWest Bengal, Calcutta University,April,1996
  71.  “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS ON SOUTHERN WATER GRID”- in panel discussion on water resources, Indian Water Resources Society, New Delhi,March,1996
  72. “ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES IN SAARC COUNTRIES”- in National Workshop organized by SAARC center, Andhra University, April, 1996.
  73. “GODAVARI-CAUVERY WATER GRID – A PANACEA FOR THE ILLS OF SOUTH INDIA” – in UGC National workshop on Environmental Education, Annamalai University, August, 1996.
  74. “ENVIRONEMNTAL IMPLICATIONS OF ALAMATTI DAM” – in workshop on Socio Technological and Environmental aspects of Alamatti dam and Krishna waters, Civil Engineering Department, Andhra University, October,1996.
  75. “A PRELIMINARY DAM BREAK SCENARIO OF ALAMATTI PROJECT” - in workshop on Socio Technological and Environmental aspects of Alamatti dam and Krishna waters, Civil Engineering Department, Andhra Univerjsity, October,1996.
  76. “ENVIRONMENT – CONFLICTS AND CONCERNS” – in Seminar on Education, Science and Technology Second World Telugu Federation Conference, December, 1996.
  77. “ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AT THE EMERGING KILLER DISEASES” – in National Seminar on Environmental Monitoring and Management, Kakatiya Univejrsity, April, 1997.
  78. “CLOUD SEEDING FOR SUPPRESSING HAIL STORMS”- in work shop on Environment, Earth Day celebrations organized by Centres for Environment of Osmania and J.N.T.University, April, 1997.
  79. “MOSQUITO MENACE – ERADICATION BY ENGINEERING METHODS” -  in  World Environment Day celebrations Meeting, GITAM Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, June 1997
  80. “ARTIFICIAL RAIN MAKING FOR INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION MANAGEMENT’ – in International Conference  organized by Centre for Environment, JNT University, 1997.
  81. “ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION IN SELECTIONOF SITES FOR INDUSTRIES” – in International Conference  organized by Centre for Environment, JNT University, 1997
  82. “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT” – in 13th IBAP Annual Regional Conference on “The Fourth Pillar –The Curriculum and the Environment, Khatmandu, Nepal, 21-24th November, 1997.
  83. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF IMPROPER LOCATION OF ALKABEER SLAUGHTER HOUSE ON NAKKARVAGU STREAM, PATANCHERU – in World Water Day Celebrations meeting, GITAM Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, March 2000.
  84. “SIR ARTHUR COTTON” – in Fourth World Telugu Conference organized by World Telugu Federation, Visakhapatnam, 27-29th December, 2000.
  85. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF RAISING  MULLAPERIYAR  DAM  – in World Water Day celebrations Meeting, GITAM Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, March, 2001.
  86. “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NARMADA DAMS – in National Work shop on Report of World Commission on Dams- Development, Osmania University, Hyderabad,  June 2001,
  87. “CLOUD SEEDING FOR REPLENISHING DEPLETED RESERVOIRS TO SUSTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF STREAMS AND LAKES POLLUTED BY INDUSTRIES – in Chairman’s address,International Conference on Industrial Pollution and Control Technologies, JNT University, Hyderabad, December, 2001.
  88. “CLOUD SEEDING TO SUPRESS HAIL STORMS AND INCREASE ANNUAL RAINFALL FOR SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT” – in Earth Day celebrations, Ministry of Environment, Government of A.P.,Hyderabad, April, 2002.
  89. CLOUD SEEDING TO AUGMENT RAINFALL –National workshop on Water harvesting, Engineering College, Mandya, Karnataka State, October,2003
  90. CHALLENGES IN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER MITIGATION IN INDIA, - World  Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, JNT University, Hyderabad, November, 2003  
  91. HALTING DESERTIFICATION BY INTERLINKING OF RIVERS IN SOUTH INDIA  World  Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, JNT University, Hyderabad, November, 2003  
  92.  NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT   World  Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, JNT University, Hyderabad, November, 2003  
  93. PLANNING FOR DISASTER MITIGATION OF DAMS IN EARTHQUAKE-PRONE AREAS - World  Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, JNT University, Hyderabad, November, 2003  
  94. AERIAL GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY FOR EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS IN INDIA, World  Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, JNT University, Hyderabad, November, 2003  
  95. EARTHQUAKES, DAM    SAFETY AND       DISASTER   MITIGATION,  International Symposium on Natural Hazards (INTROMET), Indian Meteorological Society, Hyderabad,24-27 February,2004.
  96. INTERNATIONAL STATUS ON CLOUD SEEDING, National Workshop on Cloud Seeding and Weather Modification, S.V. University, Tirupati, November, 2004
  97. WATER RESOURCES AUGMENTATION TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF DROUGHT , National workshop on Environmental Awareness and Pollution Control, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, July 2004

98.  TSUNAMI DISASTER AND ITS LESSONS FOR ENSURING SAFETY OF INDUSTRIES, DAMS AND CITIES, Seminar on Tsunami Disaster, Centre for Environment, JNT University, Hyderabad, January, 2005.

99.  CLOUD SEEDING OPERATIONS – AN ENVIRONEMNTALIST’S VIEW, International workshop  on  Weather Modification and Cloud Seeding Technologies for Rain Water Enhancement, JNT University, Hyderabad, 27-28, January, 2005

100.                      A PROPOSAL  FOR   A CLOUD SEEDING INSTITUTE IN ANDHRA PRADESH,  International workshop  on  Weather Modification and Cloud Seeding Technologies for Rain Water Enhancement, JNT University, Hyderabad, 27-28, January, 2005


      International workshop  on  Weather Modification and Cloud Seeding Technologies for

      Rain Water Enhancement, JNT University, Hyderabad,27-28, January, 2005


           IRRIGATION PROJECTS– a case study of RP Sagar dam  on Godavari river, National

           Seminar on Hazards and Disasters Management,  SVUniversity, Tirupati,February, 2006


           Seminar on Environmental Pollution, PG Department of Chemistry, Siddartha Colleges,

           Vijayawada, 28-29,July 2006.

103.DAM BREAK ANALYSIS ON POLAVARAM PROJECT, Workshop on Perspecitves on

      Polavaram project organized by WWF project organization, ICRISAT, Hyderabad,

      September 2006.   


        Eluru, September, 2006


       SYSTEMS, UGC Workshop on Environmental Education, P.G.Department, IDEAL

       College, Kakinada, November, 2006
       on Modern Trends in Chemistry Education, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, December, 2006.
       Workshop on Weather Modification-2006, JNTU, Hyderabad, January 2007
       Water Resources Day, JNT University, March 2007.
        TO TACKLE IT, key-note address , Institution of Engineers,Bangalore,June,2007
              Work-Shop on Weather Modification , JNT University, Hyderabad ,July,2007

             shop on Sustainable Development: Rethinking Environmental Initiatives (SD-REI-2008),
             St.Joseph’s  College for Women, Visakhapatnam, 1st and 2nd September,2008.
            International Workshop And Brainstorming Session On Cloud Seeding Operations In
             Andhra Pradesh, JNT University Hyderabad December 15-17, 2008,.
            Carbon Futures-Policies and Strategies , The Association of British Scholars (ABS),
            Visakhapatnam Chapter, Visakhapatnam, September 7-8,2009
              Visakhapatnam September, 2010
            Work shop on World Water Resources Day, Institute of Science, GITAM Unviersity,
             Visakahaptnam, March, 2010
             Workshop on Climate change, AP Pollution Control Board, Visakhapatnam, September
             29, 2010.
           by Department of Environmental Studies, and Union Ministry of Environment and Forests,
           GITAM University Visakhapatnam, March 24, 2011
         organized by PR College, Kakinada, February 1, 2012
119. State level workshop on Threat to Wetlands- Conservation Methods –organized by
       department of Chemistry, Maharaja’s College, Vizianagaram, February 2, 2012

120. CLIMATE CHANGE – EARTH SUMMIT – online discussion  , The Association of British Scholars (ABS),    Visakhapatnam Chapter, Visakhapatnam, September 7-8,2009
          organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, GITAM University,
          March 2, 2012.


Prof.T.Shivaji Rao was born on 2-1-1932 at Mudinepalli in Gudivada taluk of Krishna District.  His father Vidwan Tipirneni Venkata Subbayya garu was a poet and high school teacher. Lakhsmi Eeswaramma was his mother. He is  Presently working as Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, GITAM Engineering college, Visakhapatnam, India. Previously worked as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Andhra University, College of Engineering. He was a Member of the Senate Academic Council and the Syndicate of the Andhra University.  Besides being an academician and a Research worker in the fields of Ecology and Environmental Pollution Control  also  worked as expert to the state and Central Governments as an expert committee member for several industrial, Irrigation and Hydro-power projects and he also worked as an  environmental activist by highlighting the crucial  environmental issues at public meetings and in the mass media and by preparing scientific and technical reports for presentation before the state High Courts and the Supreme Court.    

Obtained a Bachelors Degree from Sir,M.Visweswariah Engineering college in 1956 and worked for 2 years as field Engineer in the water supply and Buildings division of Nagarjuna Sagar dam.  Joined the faculty of Civil Engineering at Andhra University in 1958  and later  proceeded to Rice University, Houston, Texas on Research Assistantship for higher studies. 

After returning from USA with MS degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering started  Masters degree programme in public health Engineering at Andhra University in 1963 and taught the Post Graduate Students the subjects of Epidemiology, Parasitology, Environmental Sanitation, Sanitary Chemistry, Micro-biology, Radiological health, Industrial Hygiene, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Advanced water supply and sewage treatment, Industrial waste treatment, Stream sanitation, Air Pollution Control, Environmental Impact Analysis etc.  Guided theses work for Masters and  Doctoral Degrees.  Published a few books and several papers on environmental problems. 

Invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for participation in Nobel symposium in August 1976. worked as a  member of the A.P.State Pollution Control Board (1976-79) and as  Chairman, Technical Committee of the Pollution Control Board (1976-82).  Formerly Member of environmental Appraisal Committee, Ministry of Environmental and Forests,  Government of India.  Member of the Expert Committee on Artificial Rains, Government of Andhra Pradesh.  Fellow of the A.P.Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).  Recipient of Best Teacher State Award of Government of Andhra Pradesh for 1986-87.  Recipient of the University Grants Commissio’s National Award “Swami Pravananda” Award on “Ecology and Environmental Sciences” for the year 1991. For the year 2002 he was conferred Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award by Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust .

Besides 85 publications on Environmental Issues in National and International journals, authored the following books:

  1. Save Taj Mahal and People of Braj Mandal
  2. Sampling and Analysis of Water and Industrial Effluents
  3. Nuclear Plants – The Silent Killers
  4. Elements of Air Pollution and its Control
  5. Tehri Dam is a Time Bomb
  6. Artificial Rain-Making
  7. Man and his Environment (in Telugu)
  8. Alamatti Project –Andhraku Aristame (in Telugu)
  9. Meghamadhanam (in Telugu)
  10. Cloud Seeding for India

1. Among the most successful environmental crusades launched by Prof.Rao, the campaign launched in 1975 to SAVE TAJ MAHAL from the industrial pollution due to the wrong siting of a 6 million tones Mathura refinery in the upwind side of Taj caught the attention of people all over the world.    In fact the team of scientists from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, had gone through my environmental impact reports on the Threat to Taj and also witnessed my personal presentation of the problem to Mrs.Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, who visited the Indian Science Congress exhibition at Visakhapatnam on 2nd January 1976.  Mrs.Indira Gandhi promised to take necessary action to save the Taj and the life and culture of Brajmandal.  The Swedish Scientists congratulated me and subsequently invited me along with 20 other experts from all over the world  to participate as one of three key resource person in the NOBLE SYMPOSIUM AT STOCKHOLM during August-September 1976.  During the symposium extensive calculations were made and for the first time a serious warning about Ozone depletion was given along with suggestions on how to abate the impending environmental threat to  human life.  These efforts created scientific awareness on ozone depletion among the people in all countries of the world and due to public pressure several nations initiated mitigative measures on emissions of hydro chloro floro carbons.

2. As a member of the investigation team on the  DELHI GAS LEAK TRAGEDY in December 1985 Prof.Rao made the first Disaster scenario for a chlorine tank-burst including the air pollution modeling which indicated that such large scale chlorine storage tanks will wipe out lives of lakhs people in New Delhi in case of an accident and presented alternate solutions to the industry and the state to safe-guard public health. (see website above:

3. Prepared perhaps for the first time in the country DAM BURST SCENARIO FOR THE TEHRI DAM and as a member of the expert committee that evaluated the environmental safety of the dam and disaster management and presented the report to the  Union Minister for Environment and Forests and suggested alternate solutions for the problem.(See book on Tehri Dam is a Time Bomb by the author)

4. Prepared the CATASTROPHIC FAILURE CASE STUDY OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OF 2000MW proposed at Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Andhra Pradesh and used the air pollution modeling to predict the concentrations of radio-activity and their times of arrival at different places down wind of the plant.  This exercise led to an intensive study on disaster management systems and the real cost benefit analysis.  An awareness of this problem ultimately resulted in large-scale public response against this plant and the Government was given alternate solutions to tide over the power crisis.  In the occasion Prof.Rao wrote the Book-Nuclear Plants the Silent Killer.

5. Prepared along with his colleagues a DISASTER SCENARIO FOR THE 10,000 TONNE AMMONIA STORGE TANK due to a maximum credible accident in the port area of Visakhapatnam city.  This paper created awareness  of the problem  among the people and the Indian Navy the central and state Governments are planning to take necessary action to save the people and their properties.  After the author became Chairman of the Environmental Monitoring Committee for Visakhapatnam Port Trust he discussed the problem with the authorities and guard the storage tank closed.

6.  Saving public health of lakhs of people of Madaras city by preventing the functioning of the major slaughter house erroneously located in the foreshore area of red hills lake, the source of drinking water for the Madras Metropolitan city and the suburbs.  When the Tamil Nadu state government wanted to export meat to foreign countries they wanted to start a major slaughter house to kill thousands of animals including buffaloes, pigs and other animals, the public were agitated that their only source of drinking water will be highly contaminated with the poisonous effluents from the above slaughter house.  The state Government and its expert committee without following environment ethics and  moral standards they sanctioned permission for the factory.   NGO organisations like Madras Environmental Society requested me as an independent expert to make an environmental impact assessment of this project in July 1984 and I prepared a scientific and technical paper on this subject and the news was carried by all the local news papers and I gave public lectures on this subject in the city which created high level of public awareness on the hazards of the project.  Subsequently cases were filed against this highly polluting industry in the High Court and the Supreme Court and ultimatley on the court orders the factory buildings were constructed but its functioning was stopped.  Public health of the lakhs of  people was protected and this hard work resulted in sustainable development of human resources of Madras.(for more details see the websites above)

 Among the serious attempts made by Prof.Rao to protect public health, unique ecological systems, cultural heritage and the environment and to create awareness on crucial emerging environmental problems of contemporary society considerable success has been achieved as indicated below

Prof. Rao has  a wife and a son. His wife Mrs.T.Lavanya Lata and his grand daughters Ms.Renu Sravanthi and Smriti are a great source of inspiration to him in taking up the cause of the environment.

He still active as a Honorary Professor of JNT University and is an advisor on Cloud Seeding operations for the Tamil Nadu state Government . He is also the Chairman of the Environmental Monitoring Committee of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust and also a member of the Expert Committee of Forest Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.











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Born in 1932 at Mudinepalli, near Gudivada, Krishna Dist. Andhra Pradesh, received Bachelors degree in Civil Engg., from Viswesaraiah Engineering College, Banglore (1956) and Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Rice university, Houston, Texas, (USA) (1962), Ph.D (Hony). Former Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and principal of College of Engineering, Andhra university.Formerly Hony.Professor in Andhra University,Manonmanian Sundarnar University,JNT University. Fellow of the Institution of Engineers,India Recipient of the University Grants Commissions National Award "Swami Pranavananda Award on Ecology and Environmental Sciences" for the year 1991. Recipient of Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award for 2002 by Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust, Andhra Pradesh state. Presently Working as Director, centre for Environmental Studies, GITAM University,