TERI in the News

16 record(s) found in 'April 2009'

  • The Hindu, Hitachi lauded for scholarship programme

    12 April 2009| The Hindu

    A host of speakers at a function held in Chennai commended The Hindu and Hitachi, a Japanese conglomerate, for instituting the Hindu-Hitachi Scholarship programme. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, praised the vision of those who were responsible for instituting the scholarship.

  • TERI to support glaciers research in the Himalayas

    8 April 2009| The Hindu

    A memorandum has been signed by TERI and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to provide logistic support to researchers studying at the high-altitude glaciers in the Himalayas. The memorandum was signed by Dr R K Pachauri, director general of TERI and Major H P S Ahluwalia, president of IMF. Dr Pachauri said that according to the agreement, all TERI scientists conducting experiments at high-altitude glaciers will get training in mountaineering by IMF to make them self-reliant and to acclimatise them to the rough terrain of the Himalayas. Personnel from the mountaineering institute will provide training to every scientist engaged with TERI's Glacier Research Programme being executed in Kashmir, Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

  • TERI and SPIB hosts The 5th International Conference on 'Biopesticides: Stakeholders' Perspective'

    7 April 2009| Business Wire

    TERI in collaboration with Society for Promotion and Innovation of Biopesticides is organizing the Fifth International Conference from 26-30 April 2009 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The conference will witness the presence of about 600 delegates from around the globe to deliberate on the advancement and promotion of biopesticides from the "stakeholders’ perspectives". The conference will have insightful sessions on sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, eco-restoration and climate change. A special exhibition-- BioFair 2009 - will feature organizations and industrial companies involved in the field of biopesticides and related topics.

  • Global warming will lead to infrequent rainfall in India

    5 April 2009| The Hindu

    Major climatic changes due to global warming would lead to disturbed rainfall patterns in the country. The rise in global warming will lead to major changes in rainfall patterns. In essence rainfall will decrease and become more erratic, said Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to Dr Pachauri, global warming is happening at a very steep rate and its implication for South Asian continent means serious water problems for farmers. "A large number of farmers in the continent are dependent on rainfall," he said, while speaking at a memorial lecture organized by Babu Jagjivan Ram Foundation on Climate Change.

  • Chandigarh looks to become a 'solar city' in a decade

    2 April 2009| Express India

    The Chandigarh Administration is now considering an ambitious plan: to make Chandigarh a ‘solar city’. A draft of the detailed project report on this was submitted to the Administration recently. The report has been prepared by TERI for the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society. After elaborate energy audits and surveys, the TERI report lays out detailed plans on how to reduce Chandigarh’s dependence on traditional fuel and power sources, thereby bringing down the emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • ONGC-TERI firm eyes Rs 10,000 cr top line

    2 April 2009| Business Standard

    Having decided to join the race for a $3-billion project to clean a huge oil spill in Kuwait from the 1991 Gulf War, ONGC–Teri Biotech Ltd (OTBL) has a plan to clock a top line of Rs 10,000 crore in the next three to four years. OTBL is a joint venture between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) and TERI. OTBL is talking with Indian and overseas oil companies to sell two of its main cleaning technologies — bioremediation and anti-paraffin degrading bacterial (PDB) consortium. The first technology is the one on the basis of which it has bid for the Kuwait contract. Both technologies, developed indegeniously, have been successfully tried at Mehsana, the largest onshore assest of ONGC.