Centre for Science and Environment wins Indira Gandhi peace prize

Updated - November 19, 2018 12:55 pm IST

Published - November 19, 2018 12:54 pm IST - New Delhi

 Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment.

Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has won this year's Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, an award conferred by Indira Gandhi Trust each year on the late Prime Minister's birth anniversary.

The international jury for the awards was headed by former President Pranab Mukerjee.

The CSE was established in 1980 under leadership of the late Anil Agarwal and is presently headed by Sunita Narain.

It has over the years worked on various burning issues from air and water pollution, food safety, waste water management, climate change and so on.

“As the world and particularly India faces growing challenges that threaten the future of the planet, CSE has built up expertise and credibility to make a difference,” the award citation read.

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