Sunita Narain,the famous environmentalist and political activist who first produced with the Late Anil Agarwal the State of the Environment Report in India in the late 80s. has been with the India-based Centre for Science and Environment since 1982. She is currently the director of the Centre and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.
In her years at the Centre, she has worked hard at analysing and studying the relationship between environment and development and at creating public consciousness about sustainable development. In 2005, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. Won Dr B C Deb Memorial Award for Popularization of Science.