Lakshmi Raghupathy

TERI University, New Delhi- India

Dr Lakshmi Raghupathy is Former Director Ministry of Environment & Forests GOI  New Delhi and is presently works as an Advisor & Consultant, in the areas of Environment & Waste Management for a number of organizations. She is a Visiting Faculty in TERI University teaching Solid Waste Management and Waste Utilization. She is also involved in Guiding Research in TERI University & Amity University.
Dr Lakshmi Raghupathy holds a PhD from B.I.T.S. Pilani India on studies on the environmental exposures in zinc and copper mining and metallurgical industries. Her specializations include Health Impact due to Environmental exposures and Solid Waste Management pertaining to Bio-medical Wastes, E-waste, Hazardous Waste, Municipal Solid Wastes.  Plastic wastes, Battery Wastes and End-of-life vehicle wastes. She has worked as consultant and Technical Expert with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, New Delhi 2007-2015 in the areas of End-of-life Vehicle (ELV), E-waste and Municipal Solid Waste Management. She now works in the area of utilization of waste for resource or energy recovery. Resource person in the awareness programmes on Swatch Bharat Mission Exposure Workshop. Worked in the Ministry of Environment and Forests for 20+ years in various capacities, handled hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, municipal  other wastes, Environmental Impact Assessment, Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization & Conservation of Biodiversity. Handled international programmes funded by World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, DANIDA etc. Prior to joining MoEF was in the Bhopal Gas Commission on the Effects of Bhopal Gas Leakage under Cabinet Secretariat. Represented India in the UNEP-Basel Convention negotiations and was the Chair and Vice Chairperson of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and also as technical expert and consultant in preparation of Technical Guidelines. Member of Mobile Phone Partnership Program (MP3 Program). Teaching and Research in the areas of Environmental Sciences have been my passion. Guided post graduate and doctoral Thesis and presented and published scientific, technical and policy papers on various topics on environment. Over 60 technical papers and articles have been published in both international and national Journals. A number of policy papers and Country Reports were presented. Widely travelled in India and abroad and attended a number of international and national meetings, Seminars and Conferences etc. both in the individual capacity as well as government representative.

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