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Sunita Narain
Director General
E-mail: sunita@cseindia.org
Phone: + 91-11-29955778

Chandra Bhushan
Deputy Director General
Email: chandra@cseindia.org
Phone: + 91-11-29955124

Anumita Roy Chowdhury
Executive Director - Research and Advocacy
Email: anumita@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9811793923

Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director - Planning & Operations
Email: jagdeep@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9810245353

Richard Mahapatra
Managing Editor - Down To Earth
Email: richard@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9911054063

Aditya Batra
Programme Director - Board & Funding
Email: aditya@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9810825775

Souparno Banerjee
Programme Director - Media Resource Centre
Email: souparno@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9910864339

Kiran Pandey
Programme Director - Library & Information Management
Email: kiran@cseindia.org
Phone: + 91-11-29955124

images Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director – Urban Water Management
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
Phone: + 91-11-29955124, 29956110, Ext. 286

Saroj Kumar Sahoo
Programme Director - Information and Communications Technology
Email: sahoo@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9818281689

Priyavrat Bhati
Programme Director - Energy Programme
Email: priyavrat@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9999716645

Ranjita Menon
Programme Director - Environment Education
Email: ranjita@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9871825346

Rajneesh Sareen
Programme Director - Sustainable Building and Habitat Programme
Email: rajneesh.sareen@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9313088981


Anil Agarwal


Anil Kumar Agarwal was the founder-director of the Centre for Science and Environment, India’s leading environmental NGO. Agarwal spent his lifetime advocating policies that involve the people in natural resource management and learn from India’s own traditions.

Sunita Narain


Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications and editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.


  • With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

  • Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

  • December  19-21, 2017                                                        

About CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

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