Namrata Acharya is an independent journalist based in Kolkata, India. Previously she worked as an assistant editor with Business Standard newspaper. She writes on issues related to the economy, finance, public policy, and environment. In 2019, her work on the Sundarbans won the C R Irani Award for Environment Reporting. She was been a part of several international fellowships, including the World Press Institute fellowship, USA, in 2011 and Media Ambassador India-Germany Fellowship in 2017.