The Team

AmrthaAmrtha Kasturi Rangan holds a Masters in Environment Science and a degree in law and has worked with Arghyam for over a decade. She works on reimagining water content for scale imagination and manages the Portals. Amrtha lives and works out of Mumbai.




Amita Bhaduri has over 23 years of experience in the natural resource management sector and consults for national and international agencies on policy-related and field-based projects on water, forestry, agriculture, livelihoods, WASH, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. With a background in forest management (IIFM, Bhopal) and civil engineering (VNIT, Nagpur), she has been working in the non-profit and consulting sector and is skilled in documentation, monitoring and evaluation, research and programme management. She is associated with the Portal as a consultant and is based in New Delhi.




 Aarti Kelkar-Khambete is a public health researcher with considerable exposure to health issues among urban, rural and tribal populations in Kerala and Maharashtra. Her work and research during her MPhil (University of Sheffield, UK) and PhD (University of Pune, India) 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.




Swati 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.



Sreechand Tavva

Sreechand Tavva leads technology strategy and manages technology at Arghyam and India Water Portal. He brings in a mix of technology skills, development expertise, and sustainability knowledge from over 10 years of professional experience working in social enterprises and startups on microfinance, sustainability, education and rural access. He has an M.A in Development from Azim Premji University and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTU-K. He lives in Bangalore.