TERI in the News

7 record(s) found in 'January 2016'

  • TERI picks 'youth ambassadors' for Swachh Bharat Mission

    29 January 2016| Business Standard

    TERI has selected a team of 50 "youth ambassadors" from various colleges across the country who will take the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission to local level. TERI selected the "youth ambassadors" by conducting competitions on the theme 'Strengthening Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management'.

  • 2 cos to take up filtration of River Sal

    26 January 2016| Herald

    TERI and Ramboll Foundation plan to introduce River Bank Filtration Technology for River Sal, which is new to Goa but has been used for the Ganges and Haridwar. The project has been undertaken with the idea of lending clean water for agriculture and irrigation purposes for the surrounding areas of River Sal. The project will include digging of two bore wells near the river bank, where the water will flow in through various filtration procedures and will later be filtered again into the second well and pumped out to the final users.

  • IITGn Palaj crowned king of green campuses

    19 January 2016| Ahmedabad Mirror

    The Palaj campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGn) has bagged the honour of being the greenest campus in India. The campus, built over 400 acres land, has been given a five star rating by Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment for Large Developments (GRIHA LD). GRIHA LD is India's National Rating System for green buildings, developed jointly by GRIHA Council and TERI, to rate environmental performances of large scale developments like educational campuses, townships to mention a few. The rating system judges the overall impact of the development on its surrounding environment.

  • In winter, Mumbai uses more power for ACs than any other Indian metro: Study

    11 January 2016| The Times of India

    The Indian winter appears to be the warmest in Mumbai going by the pattern of electricity consumption through air conditioners and refrigerators. A study by TERI conducted in 2015 on behalf of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency finds that Mumbai's consumption of power on such cooling appliances (as a percentage of the power usage by a household) is the highest among the households surveyed in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru in both autumn and winter seasons. Over 800 households were surveyed in each of these cities as a part of the study.

  • Integrated Policy modelling to deal human development issues, says researcher

    8 January 2016| Business Standard

    Policy modelling can play an effective role in dealing with an array of issues related to environmental degradation, for instance, clean energy, air, water, poverty and human development. Human development is encountering different challenges and thus needs policy modelling, which will not only provide directions but will show relevant implications of such policy on the society. Mr Anandajit Goswami, Fellow, TERI, believes that integrated policy modelling needs to be adopted which would integrate all sorts of modelling and address policy research questions in a holistic, integrated manner, as the solutions to the policy questions need amalgamated efforts.

  • Western Union lights up four remote villages in Bihar

    6 January 2016| The Times of India

    Western Union has collaborated with TERI in erecting solar panels for each household in the selected remote villages of Purnia district. TERI and Jeevika, an initiative by the government of Bihar to support rural livelihoods, is supporting Western Union in this initiative. Each household has got three solar connections- two for electricity and one for cooking. Total 600 solar lamps have been installed under this initiative. Solar lamps provide sustainable option for electricity where kerosene lamps have been used for decades.

  • Air quality in Delhi on Dec 31 crossed limits: TERI

    1 January 2016| Indian Express

    An analysis carried out by TERI said that air pollution levels violated the prescribed limits on the last day of the year and air quality was very \"poor\" exposing people to high risks of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. The trend analysis at four locations of the city found concentrations \"higher\" with respect to the 24-hourly average standards for PM10, PM2.5 and NOx respectively. TERI is carrying out an analysis on three main air pollutants PM10, PM2.5 and NO2 at four locations in Delhi based on the data from government\'s monitoring network. The objective is to analyse the effect of odd-even cars scheme on air pollutant concentrations in different parts of the city. This exercise will be done till January 20, 2016 to assess pre- and post-air quality scenarios.