Can micro measures in urban cities offset the impact of heat stress?

27 Feb 2018 | Mr Ganesh Gorti

The growing instances of the impacts of extreme heat are a warning sign for what awaits us. The year 2015 saw massive heat related causalities across India, and Delhi was no exception to this. A year later, in 2016, the whole of South-Asia was reeling under persistent extreme heat conditions, and this has now become a yearly affair.

Climate Change Adaptation: Finding Untapped Opportunities in Uttarakhand

27 Feb 2018 | Anonymous

High up in the tough terrains of Uttarakhand, located are the remote villages of Rudraprayag. In these upper Himalayas, where the land used to be usually covered with about a feet of snow upto a decade ago, climate change has decimated the amount of snowfall to hardly about 6 inches, which too melts away quickly. Although more bare land is available now for farming, it is still usually deprived of nutrients to support the cultivation of green vegetables or the finest variety of rice. The farming community is usually restricted to growing wheat, millets, and tuberous roots such as turmeric.

India@ 70: Concerns and Opportunities in Waste Recycling In India

23 Feb 2018 | Ms Rajeshwari Ganesan

Dr Suneel Pandey and his team discussed opportunities in waste recycling sector and the challenges of implementing the waste processing technologies in the India@70 seminar on Concerns and Opportunities in Waste Recycling In India held at TERI. The focus was on waste to energy projects and the potential markets in developing countries.

What is India losing by not conserving its land?

05 Feb 2018 | Dr Pia Sethi

An assessment of the costs of land degradation in six different parts of India

The E-rickshaw story: Was the advent of electric mobility in India planned

01 Feb 2018 | Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate

Long before the Government of India announced its intention to have an all-electric fleet by 2030; a three-wheeled retrofitted battery rickshaw was taking the Indian cities by storm. In 2016, in Delhi alone, the number of electric rickshaws plying on the roads was over 1,00,000.

Watershed management and development

31 Jan 2018 | Dr Naba Kumar Goswami

The primary cause for poverty and marginalization in rainfed rural areas is low crop and livestock productivity coupled with deterioration in the quality of land and other natural resources. Therefore, any attempt aimed at rural development and poverty alleviation has to address the issues related to conservation and management of natural resources and improving the productivity of land through different land management practices. This requires multidimensional, inter-sectoral and comprehensive efforts in an integrated approach.

Turning plastic on its head

29 Jan 2018 | Ms Aastha Manocha

Resource Efficient Technologies in SRC has been working on making plastic environment-friendly

The resource efficient technologies (RET) group in SRC focuses mainly on the development of environment-friendly plastics with a special emphasis on biomaterials, using naturally available renewable resources. The group works on the following thrust areas to be able to come up with ways to meet the challenge of consumption and disposal of the seemingly indestructible material.

Eight years of National Solar Mission: Renewing the renewables target

24 Jan 2018 | Mr Shirish S Garud

The National Solar Mission's original target of achieving 20 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar power plants by 2020 has been since revised to 100 GW