Research Papers

Green Growth Intervention on Employment Generation in India: Dynamic CGE Model Approach

Goswami Anandajit ; Chaudhury Saswata
| 2017

This article highlights the possible impacts of green growth strategies and interventions on skilled and unskilled employment generation in India. Additionally, it indicates how income generation from selected green growth-related potential interventions

can have a ripple effect on selected development indicators, like literacy rates, infant mortality rates, poverty. Job creation might translate to an economic gain for households of different income class across rural and urban India both in the short

​Methodology for Determining Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce in India

Sharma Jitendra Vir, Gokhale Yogesh, Jain Nishant, Lele Yatish A, Tyagi Aparna, Bhattacharjya Souvik
| 2018

Minor Forest Produce obtained from forests are a crucial commercial resource in the lives oftribals and other forest dwelling communities. More than 100 million rural people depend on the sale of minor forest produce for their livelihoods. These communities are legally empowered with governance of forests as well as ownership of the resource. Yet, not only do the communities remain impoverished, but also the unsustainable harvest of the resource from forests is a major cause of ecological stress.

​Economics, Finance, and the Private Sector

Schwarze Reimund, Meyer Peter, Markandya Anil, Kedia Shailly, Maleki David, de Lara María Victoria Román, Sudo Tomonori, Surminski Swenja, Anderson Nancy, Olazabal Marta, Grafakos Stelios, Dobardzic Saliha
| 2018

​Since cities are the locus of large and rapid socioeconomic development around the world, economic factors will continue to shape urban responses to climate change. To exploit response opportunities, promote synergies among actions, and reduce conflicts, socioeconomic development must be integrated with climate change planning and policies. Public-sector finance can facilitate action, and public resources can be used to generate investment by the private sector. But private-sector contributions to mitigation and adaptation should extend beyond financial investment.

Framework for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles management in India

Arora Nitish, Bakshi Shilpi Kapur, Bhattacharjya Souvik
| 2018

Automobile manufacturing requires different metals-steel, aluminium, copper, lead, chromium, nickel and zinc, as well as significant amounts of plastic, glass, rubber and fabric. Analyzing the direct and indirect raw material requirements in the Indian automotive sector during the period 1997–2007, it was found that the material requirement of the sector doubled in a period of 10 years [1].

Framework for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles management in India

Arora Nitish, Kapur Shilpi, Bhattacharjya BakshiSouvik
| 2018

Automobile manufacturing requires different metals-steel, aluminium, copper, lead, chromium, nickel and zinc, as well as significant amounts of plastic, glass, rubber and fabric. Analyzing the direct and indirect raw material requirements in the Indian automotive sector during the period 1997–2007, it was found that the material requirement of the sector doubled in a period of 10 years [1].

Discussion paper: Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India

Dr R R N Sailaja Bhattacharya, Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, Ms M V Deepthi, Dr Pratik Roy, Mr M Ameen Khan, Dr Suneel Pandey
| 2018

With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

While the petrochemical sector is regarded as the backbone of plastic production, it is also considered a yardstick for measuring g

​The Pharmacological Potential of Nonribosomal Peptides from Marine Sponge and Tunicates.

Agrawala Shivankar, Adholeya Alok, Deshmukh Sunil Kumar
| 2018

Marine environments are largely unexplored and can be a source of new molecules for the treatment of many diseases such as malaria, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV etc. The Marine environment is one of the untapped bioresource of getting pharmacologically active nonribosomal peptides (NRPs). Bioprospecting of marine microbes have achieved many remarkable milestones in pharmaceutics.

​Isolation, characterization of endophytic fungi of Mimusops elengi (Bakul).​

Verekar Shilpa Amit, Prakash Ved ,.Chavan Y.G, Deshmukh Sunil Kumar
| 2018

Fresh bark pieces of Mimusops elengiLinn. were used for the isolation of fungal endophytes using standard methods. Mimusops elengi is a small to a large evergreen medicinal plant found all over the different parts of India. Seventy one endophytic fungi belonging to ascomycetes (11.27%), coelomycetes (39.44%) and hyphomycetes (49.29%) were isolated from 200 segments of Mimusops elengi collected from University campus in SagarDistrict, Madhya Pradesh, India.

​Novel Anticancer Compounds from Endophytic Fungi

Bedi Ashish, Adholeya Alok, Deshmukh Sunil Kumar
| 2018

​The search for natural bioactive metabolites having potential anticancer property dates back to the Ebers papyrus written in 1550 BC. Natural products from medicinal plants and microorganisms are the most consistent and productive source for the “first-in-class” drugs. After two decades of research, a great deal of interest has been generated by discovery of remarkable pharmacological agents from endophytic fungi residing asymptomatically within plant tissues.​

​Marine Fungi: A Source of Potential Anticancer Compounds

Deshmukh Sunil K, Prakash Ved, Ranjan Nihar
| 2018

Metabolites from marine fungi have hogged the limelight in drug discovery because of their promise as therapeutic agents. A number ofmetabolites related tomarine fungi have been discovered from various sources which are known to possess a range of activities as antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer agents. Although, over a thousand marine fungi based metabolites have already been reported, none of them have reached the market yet which could partly be related to non-comprehensive screening approaches and lack of sustained lead optimization.