Pushkara SV is a practitioner at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, and has experience operating large-scale municipal solid waste processing plants. His work has focused on improving the efficiency of waste collection, transportation, processing, and disposal. He has worked as a consultant to about 70 Urban local bodies across India under Swachh Bharat Mission. He has expertise in planning and designing documents for setting up integrated waste processing plants. He has worked on a wide range of projects on different technologies, including waste-to-composting plants, biogas plants, waste-to-energy plants, and construction & demolition waste processing, and has a deep understanding of the solid waste management sector in India.