Country Head, Better Cotton Initiative
Rajeev is presently the India Country head for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI is a global multi stake holder initiative which brings together producers, ginners, traders, spinners, mills, cut & sew, manufacturers, retailers, brands and civil society organizations in a unique global community committed to developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.
Rajeev holds a Master's Degree in Social Anthropology from the Delhi School of Economics. After completing his Master's he worked in the tea plantations in Assam for a decade. Rajeev has been one of the pioneers of the Organic Cotton in India and was associated with the bioRe/Maikaal project which started organic cotton way back in 1992.
He has more than two decades of experience in working with directly with cotton farmers, ginning and spinning. Over the years he has developed an in-depth understanding of the challenges of cotton production and the possible sustainable solutions to the same. He works very closely with the leading cotton scientists of the country.