TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'February 2016'

  • Varsity, Corporate office, Airport awarded green certificates

    19 February 2016| Business Standard

    A private university in Jaipur, Chandigarh Airport and a corporate campus in Hyderabad are among the projects which have been awarded green certification by TERI for practicing policies for sustainable development and improving quality of human life. Seven projects were felicitated, including three 5-star ratings, two 4-star ratings and two 3-star ratings, by Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), a tool developed by TERI to ensure energy efficient building construction. Projects which were given 5-star ratings were Manipal University in Jaipur, Infosys Pocharam, SDB 4 & 5, Hyderabad and Institute of Public Enterprise, Shamirpet, Hyderabad.

  • Fickle weather turns fields barren

    18 February 2016| The Times of India

    Erratic climatic conditions have posed challenges to the economic viability of farming in Himachal Pradesh forcing a large section of farmers to leave the profession. As a consequence, a significant portion of farm land has been abandoned leading to land degradation. A recent study conducted by TERI and Global Green Growth Institute has found that abnormal pattern of rainfall and non-availability of water sources due to hilly terrain results in frequent crop failures and low productivity. The percentage net cultivated area to total geographical area has decreased consistently over the years from 19.07% in 1972-73 to 11.81% in 2009-10, said the report..

  • The film on the relentless conservation efforts by Nagaland villagers that just got awarded

    16 February 2016| The Better India

    A film, based on the conservation efforts of villagers in Nagaland, won the Golden Beaver Best Film Award in the institutional category at the 6th National Science Film Festival in Mumbai. The film, Nagaland is Changing..but!, was also awarded with the technical excellence award for best sound design. The film is based on how the villagers of Sendenyu and Sukhai in Nagaland have been conserving a part of the forest around their villages for many years now. The film has been produced by Nagaland State Forest Department, directed by Gurmeet Sapal, and made with the technical support of TERI.

  • TERI to help Andhra Pradesh government in setting up Energy University at Anantapur

    15 February 2016| The New Indian Express

    TERI has agreed to extend R&D support for establishment of Energy University at Anantapur. The proposed university will pave the way for conducting latest studies on technological advancements in the energy sector. Besides giving technological support for setting up Energy University, TERI is also considering imparting advanced technologies on energy efficiency front to the energy efficient States, particularly Andhra Pradesh for exchange of know-how. The organisation has also come forward to share best practices with the state government to realise the untapped potential of energy efficiency from its foreign units such as TERI-Washington DC (USA), TERI-London, Japan, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. This was disclosed by Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of the TERI in a communication to Energy Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Ajay Jain.

  • Programme begins to train future solar energy technicians

    13 February 2016| The Hindu

    In order to create more professionals in the field of solar energy, the Delhi government is conducting a three-month course to train those interested for free. As part of the course, participants will be trained in installation, commissioning, and sales and service of renewable energy devices like solar water heaters, solar lights, etc. The solar skill development programme, named \"Suryamitra\", has been launched by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre of the State\'s Power Department and is funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. For Delhi, the Ministry has selected TERI to conduct the programme.

  • LED lighting inaugurated at Sharada Mandir School, Miramar as part of the Project STARS initiative

    10 February 2016| Goa Newswire

    Project STARS, a TERI-Dempo partnership is working towards encouraging schools to practice the principles of sustainability by focusing on its environmental and social performance - both tied together with a strong cultural thread. As part of this initiative, Sharada Mandir School, Miramar was supported to phase out their conventional lighting system with LED based lighting. Project STARS, (Sustainability Tracking, Action and Reporting in Schools) consolidates the TERI-DEMPO partnership by carrying forward and building upon the work carried under the previous TERI-Dempo initiative, \"The Vasudeva V Dempo Climate Change Awareness Programme for Goan School Children 2010-2012\". This unique partnership between TERI\'s Goa Centre and V S Dempo Holdings Pvt. Ltd (DEMPO) is in the nature of a three year intensive education and action programme (2013-2016) on sustainable schools in Goa.