Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxic Links is quite an prominent person in the domain of changing the urban waste management system in India. He believes in an idea of involving local communities and the informal sector of rag pickers in waste disposal. Mr. Agarwal advocates a win-win situation for all. A idea where the rag pickers will have formal employment, recognition, and better conditions to work in, and residents of residential areas will benefit from more cleanliness. Mr. Agarwal have also successfully organized a core group with the Delhi government, medical associations, and citizen’s organizations to evolve safe hospital waste disposal techniques.
Having said all these, Mr. Ravi Agarwal was our very first choice when it came to finalizing a chief guest to inaugurate the recycled art exhibition of Creative Director Anita Ahuja’s “Season 2 – At War with the Obvious” organized by India International Center.
The accolades of Mr. Ravi Agarwal includes Executive Board member and Treasurer of the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), Steering Committee member and integral part of the founding of the Zero Mercury Working Group, Health Care Without Harm, and the Basel Action Network. Also, the first India chair of the Global Green grants Foundation (GGF)!!! He was awarded the IFCS -WHO Special Recognition Award for Chemical Safety in 2008 and Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Conserve India is very much honored to have Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Director of Toxic Links, also well known artist, curator who have participated in several important shows nationally and internationally as our chief guest to inaugurate the art exhibition – “Season 2 – At War with the Obvious” organized by India International Center