Shri Suresh Prabhu has been guided by his dream and mission to balance the needs of human development while preserving the fragile environment. In all his assignments, he has undertaken some very far-reaching initiatives to inculcate new technologies, reform processes and systems and at the same time taking care of complex environmental issues confronting us. One of the distinguishing features of his endeavour has been the transparent and participatory nature of policy and decision making. He has been interacting with a very wide cross section of the public because he firmly believes that a participatory partnership with stakeholders is the hallmark of India’s democratic process. The major thrust of Shri Prabhu has, therefore, been on changing the mindsets of the ever-craving populace and in ensuring that public policy and decision making are sensitive to environmental concerns. This mammoth task can only be achieved with complete and total involvement of the people.