A recent recipient of the Padma Shri for her work on agriculture, Sabarmatee is the co-founder of Sambhav, an organisation dedicated to environment and gender issues. Sabarmatee along with her father (Late)Prof Radhamohan is credited for transforming a degraded piece of land into a vast “food forest” using only organic techniques in the Nayagarh district, Odisha. Popularly known as ‘Tiki apa’, she , along with her small team , has contributed to experiment, practice and promotion of organic farming and biodiversity conservation besides other activities.