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Dr R K Pachauri

TERI is a premier research organization focusing on energy and environmental issues. In a freewheeling interview with Nitin Chittal of FE-Thinktank, TERI director, Dr R K Pachauri spoke extensively on the ongoing reforms process in the power sector.

Dr R K Pachauri

The capital hosted one of the biggest gatherings of recent years with world leaders and academicians coming for the conference on 'Global Sustainable development in the 21st century: Directions for innovation and change'. The occasion was TERI's 25th birthday. The conference had 400 delegates from 25 countries and those from corporates like Shell,...

Dr R K Pachauri

The third week of February was a momentous occasion for TERI and marked a major milestone in the history of the Institute. In the period 18-21 February, TERI celebrated its Silver Jubilee by organizing a series of conferences dealing with the most critical issues defining sustainable development. TERI staff have reason to feel satisfied and proud...

Dr R K Pachauri

The Government of Karnataka has, it is reported, decided on privatizing distribution by the end of the year 2001. This is an extremely welcome development, and according to newspaper reports, the Union Ministry of Power has got into an agreement with the Government of Karnataka to provide certain financial allocations in response to the plans of...

Dr R K Pachauri

The energy sector in India has been witnessing significant shifts in the past few years. Both the industry and policy-makers are gradually beginning to realise the fall-outs of the new policies, which are based on market principles rather than administrative prices. While, in the power sector, the government started off with a liberalised policy...

Dr R K Pachauri

Even though Asia has been afflicted with a serious economic crisis during the end of the 1990s, India has done reasonably well in maintaining a healthy rate of growth. The current phase of economic reforms being implemented by the Government of India has raised expectations that economic growth will be accelerated even further, and investments for...

Dr R K Pachauri

As we step into the New Millennium, the protection of the environment is a critical challenge for countries and companies alike. Historically, socialist countries like the former Soviet Union that practised rigid centralized planning were poor examples of social responsibility and environmental protection. In particular, a large number of cases...

Dr R K Pachauri

There is actually no conflict between environmental protection and development. For thousands of years human society has been deeply responsible in ensuring its welfare while at the same time protecting the environment. However, the advent of the industrial revolution in the countries of the northern hemisphere somehow lost sight of the damage...

Dr R K Pachauri

As this issue goes to press, the power sector in northern India is facing a serious labour problem, with the employees of the UPSEB (Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board) having gone on strike and the danger of other states showing their sympathy by adopting 'work to rule' tactics. The stand taken by the UPSEB employees and unions deserves no...

 

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