Dr. Deshmukh is Ph.D. in Water Science and Technology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute. He has worked with Jain Irrigations as Head, Institutional Sales, Chief Coordinator: Sustainability and CSR. Then as a DGM at Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd. and also as Senior Counsellor at CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. He has been Member of Sustainability and CSR Committee, Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Mumbai, Member of Environment Committee, Confederation of Indian Industries, New Delhi, Member of Plan Implementation Committee, Industrial Water (Water Resources), Earlstwhile Planning Commission, Government of India. He has been Senior Research Fellow, CSIR. Also Achiever of Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis. ICAR, New Delhi. In his career of 16 years, the main focus was on rural development, sustainability, water, and agriculture.