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Volunteer: Our Volunteers

River Pollution Campaign
Kartikeya Singh
B.Sc, Ecology and Sustainable Development, Furman University, USA
Research on Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) of Delhi and water related stories for Down to Earth magazine
Toby Bedford
Master of Civil Engineering, Cardiff University, UK
Research and analysis on river pollution control strategies across 160 cities in India. The analysis was presented in the form of a factsheet in Down To Earth. As a part of this research, he also analysed the Danube clean up plan.
Vasu C
B.E Civil Engg., Bangalore University and M.Sc Environment and Ecology, Sikkim and Manipal University, India
Literature survey of pollution status in river Hindon.
Rain Water Harvesting
Mohd. Rashid
MA History, CCS University, Meerut, India
Monitoring the water level status of the model rainwater harvesting projects. He has also assisted the unit in organising various training programmes on rainwater harvesting apart from other research-based activities related to this project.
Water Pollution Campaign
Ayesha Dinshaw
BA Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, USA
Study of environmental impact of upcoming malls in and around Delhi for a story in Down to Earth, with Srini and S V Suresh
Ritu Dwivedi
Pursuing 3rd yr, BE Environmental engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, India
Searched for DTE articles on water and excreta study, analysis of water excreta data for Kanpur city, translation of documents in Hindi to English.
Sourabh Mithal
Pursuing 3rd yr, BE Environmental Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, India
Analysis of water excreta data of Aizawl city and datasheet of water excreta profile of Indian cities. Analysis of water pollution levels in Yamuna river. Searched for articles in Dying Wisdom and Making water Everybody’s business, which were related to water-excreta study.
Jitesh Nichani
Pursuing Environmental Engg., Northern India Engineering College, Delhi, India
Analysis of water-excreta data collected from various cities of India and classifying the information based on the geographical location.
Mohd. Arif
MCA, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India
Freelance volunteers helping in redeveloping water-excreta maps of various Indian cities using Auto CAD and Adobe Photoshop.
Naushad Ali
MA History, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India
Freelance volunteers helping in redeveloping water-excreta maps of various Indian cities using Auto CAD and Adobe Photoshop.
Down to Earth, Reporting Desk
Anna Simpson
BA (Hons) English, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Researching and writing for various sections of Down to Earth. She has written reviews of books, films, discussions and exhibitions, apart from contributing independent articles, which have been published in the August 2006 issues and some, which will be published in the forthcoming issues.
Sophiya Shrestha
BA Economics, Mt. Holyoke, Canada
Research related to status of mining in India, for a cover story on mining, wherein she looked at the geographical spread, the socio-political issues, the policies that govern them and its relation to sustainable mining in the long run.
Erica Lorenzen
Master of Public Health, Yale Univ., USA
Expanding and editing of water related chapter of the health dossier. Suggested story ideas for the health newsletter.
C. Balaji
BA Journalism, Annamalai University, India
Did stories on impact of Tourism in Andaman Islands. Did a story on the AP High Court directing all mining related activities to be stopped in Vishakapatnam.
Megha Prakash
Pursing BA Journalism, Amity College, Noida, India
Research for DTE stories - Oil story, Food Page-ideas , ACT-story
Industry and Environment (GRP)
Kersi Shroff
Pursuing BA Economics, Yale Univ., USA
Study of financial markets in India. Explore the various stock indexes that already exist in the Indian and foreign markets and understand the viability of setting up an environment based stock index.
Vijay Shankar
3rd Year, Environmental Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, India
Study of status of nuclear power sector in India and its environment implications. He has compiled a report on the power generation capacity and the technological details pertaining to nuclear power generation.
Sumit Kumar
Pursuing BA from Open learning College, Delhi University, India
Assistance in Internet research, maintaining database of EIA training, documentation and filing.
Air Pollution Campaign
Anupam Roy
2nd year , LLB, Delhi University, India
Study of taxation policy of vehicles of the Indian Govt. and find ways to lure people to change to the public transport system.
Natural Resource Management and Livelihood
Minakshi Thakur
PGD Journalism, Pursuing MA English, Delhi University, India
Half yearly assessment of NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) uploaded on CSE website. Wrote an article, “Job Sham” in DTE on this issue.
Neha Sakhuja
Masters in International Development, Royal Melbourne Institute of Techology, Melbourne, Australia
Mapping the ecological resource base of 200 NREGA districts.
Board and Funding
Vaswati Roy Chaudhuri
MA English, Elphinstine College, Mumbai, India
A veteran volunteer with CSE.
Assistance in preparing donor reports.
Environment Information and Dissemination
Rakesh Rana
Pursuing BA from Open learning College, Delhi University, India
Internet research and development of databases to find newer avenues for reaching out DTE.
Shubhendu Parmar
Pursuing BBA, 1st year, Amity International School, Noida, Inida
Collating marketing information for advertising in Down To Earth and documentation of the same.
Ritesh Ranjan
Pursuing B.Com from Open learning College, Delhi University Development and maintenance of marketing database, handling mail merge and other mailers.
Omkar Singh Shekhawat
Pursuing BA from Open learning College, Delhi University
Development of Web visitors’ database.
Shashi Dhar
Pursuing B.Com from Open learning College, Delhi University
Development of database of web forms filled by visitors.
Environment Resource Unit
Udit Kumar
Pursuing B.Tech Biotechnology, Amity School of Biotechnology, Noida
Transcription of the interviews of experts and local people, which were filmed as part of the movie-making project on water pollution undertaken by the centre.
Compiling CSE articles from Journals and also weeding of journals
Pursuing Masters in Computer Application (MCA), IGNOU, India
Checking all the links on website after DTE is uploaded every fortnight
Ipsita Madan
Electrical Engineering, McGill Univ., Canada
Electrical Audit of CSE building
Updated Oct 09, 2006


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.


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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