Preserve natural resources, promote farming
March 1, 2018
| The Tribune
Tackling the agrarian crisis from its roots necessitates attention to the important aspect of the neglect and degradation of natural resources, the natural capital that underlies all agriculture production systems.
A living system
February 27, 2018
| The Telegraph
Organic farming can improve sustainability in Indian agriculture. Its principles challenge the dominant narrative of input and energy-intensive industrial agriculture systems that make farmers dependent on expensive commercial inputs and damage soil, water and biodiversity, inducing grave socio-economic adversity. Organic agriculture visualizes the farm as a dynamic ecosystem where biotic and abiotic components interact and harness local resources, such as farm residue, biodiversity and natural processes, to deliver optimal agricultural production and stability.
TERI Centre releases Zero Draft Policy for Regulation of Nano-products in Agriculture
November 21, 2017 |
January 11, 2018
To address the challenges of Nano-Biotechnology in agriculture sector, a two-day international conference was organised by TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre in association with Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, in New Delhi. To deal with such emerging issues, TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre has unveiled "Zero Draft Policy for Regulation of Nanoproducts in Agriculture", during the event.
New Nano Centre
March 27, 2017 |
January 11, 2018
The Times of India
TERI has collaborated with an Australian university to set up a nanobiotechnology centre for core research as well as for development of technologies, products and processes. The TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre plans to have 50 PhD students and as many researchers on board by 2018. Students as well as researchers from TERI and Deakin University will work together.
Paddy stubble: The ‘burning’ conundrum
November 17, 2017
| Ms Shailly Kedia
| Voices, Times of India
Riding on the roads of rural Punjab, a grim spectre unfolds. It is early November and there is fire and smoke all around for the endless land that stretches ahead. It is paddy stubble burning time in the state. This phenomenon is not exceptional to the state of Punjab in India but is also prevalent in Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi air pollution: What kind of a challenge is stubble-burning? The crisis decoded
November 16, 2017
| The Financial Express
Every year, the onset of winter in Delhi unfailingly brings to the fore the burning of paddy residue in Punjab and Haryana, given the practice contributes significantly to the national capital's air pollution woes, with severe consequences for public health. According to an IIT study, 17% of the PM 10 load and 26% of the PM 2.5 load in October-November in Delhi can be attributed to post-monsoon crop residue burning in these states.