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Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director- Sustainable Development Outreach, TERI

FEATURED POSTS

  • The perils of water mismanagement

    The perils of water mismanagement

  • Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts

    Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts

  • Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory

    Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory

  • India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

    India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

  • Waste Water Reuse, the key to Conservation

    Waste Water Reuse, the key to Conservation

  • Nanopesticides: A Sustainable Route to Arresting Crop Loss

    Nanopesticides: A Sustainable Route to Arresting Crop Loss

  • Reviving Lost Paradise: Fortifying Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Hotspots

    Reviving Lost Paradise: Fortifying Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Hotspots

Sustainable Production and Use: Firming up Measures for E-waste Management
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This is an era of unprecedented technology advancement and affordability. The unfortunate by -product of digital development is e-waste. A recent article in the Mint termed electronic imports as the new gold.

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Driving Sustainability in Food Systems through Eco labeling
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Conventional agriculture practices today bow to reckless use of high inputs which comes at high environmental costs. This aside, these practices have done little to benefit the poor. Together, these have prompted an urgent need for a behavioral change at all levels of the food value chain.

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Reviving Lost Paradise: Fortifying Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Hotspots
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Whether it is Haldi for a sore throat or Pudina for an upset stomach, Indians have long relied on ancient Indigenous Knowledge (IK) to battle common ailments. Several parts of India, particularly North-Eastern states (NE) have been considered as biodiversity hotspots for centuries. The NE alone houses 70% of world's orchid species and many endangered species of fauna.

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Nanopesticides: A Sustainable Route to Arresting Crop Loss
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A silent crisis has enveloped the world as demands of the growing population for food continue to weigh heavily on food production and security. As per FAO estimates, the global population is expected to reach over 9.1 billion by 2050, a steep hike of 34% from the present, with the majority expected to be parked in developing nations.Correspondingly, atleast 3 billion tones (current 2.1 billion) are required to cope with the global annual cereal production demand.

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Waste Water Reuse, the key to Conservation
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India is staring at a severe scarcity of per capita availability of water by 2050. The country's per capita water availability has taken a hit due to spatial and temporal variations of available water supply. Further, rising economic growth and changing lifestyles, coupled with effects of climate change, are proving disastrous for this variability.

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India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures
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India is perhaps at the center of the rapid urbanization currently sweeping the world, a theatre of human flight where populations are increasingly concentrating in cities. By one prediction, over 400 million Indians will inhabit cities by 2050.

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Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory
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The transport sector emissions of PM 2.5 will increase about three times and emissions of NOx will increase by about five times by 2030. This is because of the expected growth of vehicles and stagnancy in adoption of better fuel quality and vehicular emission norms in India. This scenario could lead to increased mortalities, reduced agricultural yields and disruption in rainfall patterns. A stunning new book now charts out the transition for the transportation sector to curb growing air pollution levels and reverse an impending crisis.

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The World Health Day on April 7 on theme of Food Safety provided an opportunity to review the gaps in the existing system and to define the pathway from the food security to food safety.

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) agreed at the UNFCCC is an option to implement Sustainable Forest Management in India. But we need to take forest-dependent communities along with us, while laying strong monitoring mechanisms and enforcement of regulatory provisions.

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Children in tribal areas of Maharashtra are overcoming malnutrition. A project of TERI-IOCL is promoting the concept of 'Nutri-Gardens' by working closely with farmers' associations.

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