Trained in community organization and development from Tata Institute Social Sciences, Porag has worked extensively on the issues of sustainable livelihood and disaster management both within urban and rural context for last 10 years. He brings in rich experience of project management, training as well as research which covers a wide range of communities, livelihood options and ecosystems. During this period, he has been associated with civil societies, NGO networks, CAPART, research institutions, as well as funding agency.
Porag's area of interests are natural resource management, forest based livelihood, disaster management, and social security. Before joining University, he was working with SEWA- Ahmedabad and was focusing on the livelihood issues of workers in the informal sector and was leading a livelihood-based programme for construction workers. He is currently a member of Livelihood Initiative of University Resource Centre and focusing on community organization, NRM and Forest based livelihood initiatives. Besides this, he is also involved with MA Development programme as well as conducting training programmes for other development actors.