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Centre for Science and Environment

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Centre for Science and Environment
Founded1980 (1980)
FounderAnil Agarwal
TypePublic interest research
Area served
Key people
Sunita Narain[1]

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1980, CSE works as a think tank on environment-development issues in India, poor planning, climate shifts devastating India's Sundarbans and advocates for policy changes and better implementation of the already existing policies.

The director of the centre is Sunita Narain. Under her leadership, the Centre for Science and Environment exposed the high level of pesticides present in American brands of soft drinks such as Coke and Pepsi.[2]

In 2018 the CSE was awarded Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.[3]

Some of its projects include investigating food adulteration[4] and consumer product safety.[5]

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  1. ^ https://www.cseindia.org/page/directors-cse
  2. ^ "Pesticide cocktail in Coke, Pepsi brands". The Economic Times.
  3. ^ "Centre for Science and Environment to receive Indira Gandhi Prize | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. 18 November 2019. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Honey adulteration: CSE rebuts Chinese firm's claim". The Hindu Business Line. 9 December 2020. Archived from the original on 11 December 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "After new quality control rule, toy safety finally set to become a reality in India". Hindustan Times. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.