MA, (Ph. D) (Sociology) has more than three decades experience of action research and community mobilisation for sustainable development. He has extensive involvement in policy research for advocacy in the areas of tribal development, child rights, participatory forest management, safety nets, and governance. He has been founder convenor of Andhra Pradesh (founder Convenor of Andhra Pradesh Alliance of Child Rights (APACR), Andhra Pradesh NGOs Network on Joint Forest Management, and Telangana Natural Resource Management Group), and coordinated three state level NGO networks comprising more than 200 NGOs in Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2000.
He was Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh (2000 – 2004) and Government of Odisha (2004 – 2009) on social safeguards in public enterprises as part of the team of consultants from Adam Smith Institute/ Adam Smith International, London (UK).
He was Social Expert for “National Rural Livelihoods Mission – Social Assessment Consultations” in AP, MP, Jharkhand and Karnataka for policy recommendations on social mobilization strategies for NRLM, Ministry of Rural Development (GoI) and World Bank, New Delhi. He was Mission Member of Mahila Samakhya 4th Joint Review Mission (March 2013), of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan 12th JRM, of Mahila Samakhya 2nd JRM in 2009, and Mission Member for Mahila Samakhya: National Evaluation 2004.