Ruchika is the Country Coordinator for India. She is responsible for initiating and managing partnerships, conceptualising projects with partners to develop the India Country Programme of IRC. She has worked on the Community Water Plus project and a sanitation assessment of the Nashik Kumbh Mela. She has been involved with rapid assessment for water and sanitation services in urban landscapes. Ruchika is leading the work of IRC on building capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to influence local governments for WASH services.
Prior to IRC, Ruchika has worked with the India Chapter of Plan International for seven years in varied capacities. She played a crucial role in managing programmes in Bikaner (Rajasthan) and urban slums in Delhi. She actively managed grants from international donors specifically on School WASH in 7 states (Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh). Ruchika, in the early stages of her career, has also worked with grassroots organizations focusing on children in difficult circumstances.