Mr. Ravi Kant
Director, Voyants Solutions Private Limited
Achiever's Success Story
Winners do not curse darkness. They light a candle and then one candle lighting the other.
Meet Mr. Ravi Kant, the visionary, who left the coveted IAS at the age of 45 to pursue his passion for scientific waste management. He has pioneered establishment of Waste Management infrastructure in India – as an IAS Officer and later in corporate sector. He has demonstrated success in Industrial, Bio-medical and Municipal Waste Management in several states in India.
Mr. Ravi Kant is a Civil Engineer from IIT (Roorkee) and Masters (Economics), University of Manchester. He joined IAS in 1985 in West Bengal Cadre. Clean and green India is in his DNA – the turning point came when he was appointed Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board. He got international exposure in environmental management in Germany and Hong Kong. He established eastern India’s first Bio-medical & Industrial Waste Management Facility in West Bengal.
To pursue his passion for ‘Swachh Bharat’ he took VRS from the IAS in 2006 and joined as MD of ‘Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd.”, India’s largest Environment Company at Hyderabad. He managed 35 waste management projects in India. Later he established India’s largest Municipal Waste Management Project in Hyderabad – today treating more than 6500 tons per day of waste and producing power.
He partnered with Government of India during ‘Swachh Bharat’ Campaign in 2015 – as a Key Note Speaker in Zonal Workshops held at Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. He has trained more than 5800 stakeholders – Ministers, IAS Officers, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Civil Society and Public at large in various lectures & workshops organized by premier Institutes & Industry Associations. He is advising State Governments on their Environment and Waste Management infrastructure. His Presentations are available on Google – Type: “Ravi Kant PPP in Waste Management”.
He says, “Waste Management is not a rocket science. We have the technology in India and we know – what works in Atmanirbhar Bharat. We need not reinvent the wheel – we need to roll it. We need strong Political Will supported by committed, continuing administrative action. Waste Segregation is the key to Waste Management. Waste Management is best done in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode – involving all stakeholders to create win-win collaboration. Ultimately Environment is the Winner.”