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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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