Rishi Aggarwal is a leading environmental activist based in Mumbai involved in a wide range of issues. He has been at the forefront of saving important ecological assets of Mumbai like the coastal mangrove forests and the green lung of Aarey. He has been vocal about the need for Mumbai to adopt progressive waste management practices and vehemently opposes the current model of sending unsegregated garbage to dumping grounds. Rishi firmly believes that environmental and developmental needs are not at cross purposes to the extent made out to be! He is also a Research Fellow at Observer Research Foundation Mumbai.