Heatwaves are health and economic risks
June 5, 2018
| Ms Vidhu Gupta
Recognizing the adverse health impact and potential decline in economic productivity, several states such as Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana have formulated action plans to address the adaptation to heatwaves. In response to the extreme heatwave event of 2010, the city of Ahmedabad was the first in Asia to develop a Heat Action Plan which laid the foundation for similar initiatives in other cities. While many city and state-led initiatives are now past the design stage, several key gaps are emerging as far as implementation of the heat action plans is concerned.
Connecting health data for cleaner air
May 1, 2018
| Mr Anand Krishnan
| The Economic Times
Health scientists continue to wrestle for scientifically measuring the impact of air quality on health. Making good quality estimates needs good quality data. Redesigning the disease tracking system is an obvious priority which needs our attention. Potentially, we can invite and engage every adult individual as well as the multitude of health care providers in our communities to contribute data to support the development of a large real-time database.
Now, an online repository of edible plant species
April 29, 2018 |
April 29, 2018
The Financial Express
TERI has recently launched a first-of-its-kind digital library, which details scientific information of approximately 200 edible plant species of the Western Ghats, home to many native tribal people. The website aims to serve as a guide to both urban and rural communities to address malnutrition issues. Several of the tubers, corns, fruits, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, etc, that are indigenous to the region are important for the food, medicine and chemical industries. However, a large part of the population is unaware about their significance.