Ravi is the founding director of Toxics Link, an Indian environmental NGO working on areas of chemical safety, toxics and waste. Over the past 14 years, Ravi and his group have played a key role, as civil society actors, to help formulate polices and regulations including those relating to bio medical waste, municipal solid waste and hazardous waste, besides implementing several best practice models on the ground.
Ravi is part of several standards and regulatory committees in the Government, and participates in UNEP, IFCS, WHO forums and International conventions, at various committees and panels. He has been awarded the IFCS Special Recognition Award (2008) and the prestigious Ashoka fellowship, and writes regularly on environmental issues in the media and journals. He is also a well known and accomplished photo-artist, and has published two photo books.