TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'March 2011'

  • TERI gets Wipro's supercomputer for climate modelling

    14 March 2011| Business Standard

    TERI), which is working on climate change issues, has acquired supercomputer from Wipro to enhance understanding of climate variability and climate change at different spatial and temporal scales. Climate modeling at TERI envisions addressing key environmental challenges from global to local levels, by providing plausible scientific knowledge on climate change issues, TERI Director General Dr R K Pachauri in a statement. Wipro's supercomputer will help in fine-tuning the complexities attached in predicting the climate patterns so that they can be used for climate change projections and regional impact assessment studies, Dr Pachauri said.

  • Live in harmony with nature, says Pachauri

    14 March 2011| The Times of India

    Given that human actions are increasingly interfering with the delicate balance of nature, natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis will occur more frequently, said Dr R K Pachauri, director general of TERI, and the chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. Addressing students at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on the sixteenth Institution Day Celebrations here on Friday, he lauded the efforts of the administration, pertaining to their green drive.

  • Experts for modern tech for brick units

    11 March 2011| The Financial Express

    Mr Viswajeet Khanna, secretary, science and technology and environment, Punjab emphasised on the need to focus on introducing modern techniques in mechanisation in brick industry which contributes 15% of the GDP of the country. These were the inaugural remarks of Mr Khanna after inaugurating a one-day international conference on mechanisation in the brick industry. He has called upon the brick fraternity of the sate to achieve better quality of bricks and introduction of value added products. The conference was organised by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with TERI.

  • The truth about India's coal

    7 March 2011| The Hindu Business Line

    India's coal reserves are vastly overstated, says a policy paper by TERI, casting doubts on the estimates of the extractable resources. Demolishing the myth that the country has plenty of coal, a TERI Policy Brief says that India may be living in a fool's world. It has less coal than it thinks. The coal that can be extracted - taking into account the geological, technical and economic aspects - is only a small per cent of the total coal inventory, without considering the no-go areas where mining may not be permitted, according to Mr R K Batra and Mr S K Chand, authors of the paper titled "India's coal reserves are vastly overstated".

  • MANAGE students win green award

    7 March 2011| DNA

    A green agri-business project for the India's sugar industry presented by the students of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), won the award of best agri-business plan in "Krishi Dhan", a first of its kind initiative committed to the sustainable development of the agriculture sector in India, organised by TERI.

  • UT's solar energy dream gains power

    1 March 2011| The Times of India

    The project to develop Chandigarh into a 'Model Solar City' will finally gather pace, with an allocation of Rs 16.50 crore being made in Chandigarh's budget for financial year 2011-12. TERI had chalked out the broad outline in 2009; however, work on the ground could not begin as the proposal was pending with the ministry of new and renewable energy for allocation of funds. As per the plan, a 25 megawatts solar photo-voltaic plant would also be set up. As of now, UT has no electricity generation of its own. In its pre-feasibility report, TERI has identified 24 of the total 900 small and big parks being maintained by municipal corporation, which could be looked as potential location for tapping solar power.