The Team


Priya Desai studied Environmental Law at National Law School of India, Bangalore and has a BA in Journalism, Psychology and English Literature. She worked in advertising before moving to the development sector in 2011. She manages the Portals and is based at Bangalore, Karnataka.







Amita Bhaduri has worked in the field of natural resources management. She has a background in Forest Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal and Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. She works as a consultant with the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), New Delhi on water, agriculture and forest issues. She works with the Portal as a consultant, and is based at New Delhi.





SwatiSwati Bansal has worked with an environmental consultancy firm where she was involved in preparing catchment area treatment plans for the environmental impact assessment and environmental management aspects of hydropower projects. She holds a Masters in Water Resource Management from TERI University and a Bachelors in Applied Zoology from Delhi University. She has a keen interest in rivers and river basin management. She works with the Portal as a consultant and is based in New Delhi.





Aarti Kelkar-Khambete has worked in the field of public health and development  with considerable exposure to health issues among urban, rural and tribal populations in Kerala and Maharashtra. Her work and research during her MPhil and PhD was on medical, social and behavioural determinants of health of women. She has a keen interest in exploring the relationships between health, water and environment-related issues. She works with the Portal as a consultant, and is based at Pune, Maharashtra.