Paramita is a city planner with over 22 years of experience in the urban development sector. Currently, she leads the capacity building programme for the Swachh Bharat Mission, Urban (SBM-U) and Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot Approach Pilot project. She has worked to bridge the gap between infrastructure policy and practice in four countries (India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) through the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub. She has helped create Innovation labs on Urban WASH solutions in Indian cities. Her work experience spans multiple stakeholders. She has worked with several Ministries of the Government of India in internationally funded projects of BMGF, ADB, UNDP, CIDA, USAID and World Bank etc. and with some of the leading think tank organizations like the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).