TERI in the News

29 record(s) found in 'June 2006'

  • ONGC board gets four more independent directors

    14 June 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    The government has appointed four new independent directors on the board of ONGC, the country's largest oil exploration and production company. These new directors are R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI; V P Singh, former Chairman and Managing Director, IFCI; P K Choudhury, Managing Director, ICRA; and Bakul Dholakia, Director, IIM Ahmedabad.

  • Meeting Asia's sustainable energy needs is a huge challenge

    14 June 2006| Renewable Energy Access

    Meeting the energy needs of the Asia and Pacific region in a sustainable manner presents a huge challenge, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President told the seminar on Sustainable Energy Development in Asia: The Next Frontier. It was part of ADB's Seminar Series at its Annual Meeting. The seminar featured distinguished experts on different areas of the energy sector, including Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI and the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who moderated the seminar.

  • Indian researchers urged to participate more actively in EU programme

    9 June 2006| The Hindu

    The European Union (EU), which is enjoying improved relations with India in the field of science and technology, has appealed to Indian researchers to participate more actively at the Seventh EU Research Framework Programme (FP7). The Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore; the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, New Delhi and Roorkie; the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; TERI, New Delhi; and the Banaras Hindu University were among the major institutions, which took part in the FP6 programme.

  • Tar balls mistaken for slick

    7 June 2006| DNA

    Though because of the monsoon the actual ground reality may not be known for some time, there appears to be no danger of pollution to Goa's coast as a result of the breakup of the MV Ocean Seraya. The tar bar sighting which have taken place are a monsoon phenomenon. "The tar balls that have been reportedly spotted in Goa are an old phenomenon and happens every year. Our scientists have also confirmed these tar balls are not fresh ones. Any old oil spill after it was treated, disintegrated and evaporated, its residual turns into tar balls. These could have surfaced now and as we know there are many shipyards and barges operating in Goa that cause oil pollution now and then," Cdr M P Prasad, the Coast Guard's PRO said. bio-remedial treatment-spraying of bacteria that further disintegrates petroleum products, was also being done and scientists from TERI and the Naval Metalurgical Research Laboratory had arrived on the scene and were assisting the operation.

  • Image revamp for people's company

    6 June 2006| The Telegraph

    Oil India Limited has decided to rope in NGOs and selected government agencies to consolidate its reputation of being a "people's company". The CMD of OIL has said that the company would continue with its new corporate social responsibility initiative, under which OIL aims to create avenues for sustainable self-employment by investing in the agro-based sector, computer education and training in handicrafts, poultry, fishery, piggery, mushroom cultivation and other such activities. OIL was awarded the TERI Corporate Awards for 2004 from among 134 companies surveyed.

  • Picking up the pieces

    5 June 2006| The Hindu Business Line, eWorld

    Bangalore, the tech hub of India, is witnessing an alarming growth in electronic waste, and it has become the site where environmentalists, representatives from industry, manufacturers and the Government are meeting to frame a 'system' around management of e-waste. Beginning with networking everyone in the e-waste ecosystem, TERI plans to take up a pivotal role in e-waste management in India. The institute recently conducted a workshop, inviting seven experts from the European Union to share best practices being implemented in Europe and how they could be tailored to suit India's needs.

  • Can we turn the tide?

    4 June 2006| The Times of India

    According to TERI's Green India report 1998, the annual loss due to the adverse effects of air pollution on human health was estimated (conservatively) at Rs 885 billion. In a classification of cities according to air quality (based on CPCB data from 2003), TERI has brought out a list of places that require immediate attention. While Pune, Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata are on the list, many smaller cities and towns such as Solapur, Agra, Alwar and Gajraula are also in the dangerous category.

  • HPCL sees promise in Chhattisgarh's bio-fuel resources

    2 June 2006| India eNews

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd has expressed interest in setting up bio-fuel production units and taking up plantation work of jatropha, a potential source of bio-fuel, in Chhattisgarh. R.N. Mishra, Chhattisgarh's Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, a member of the five-member government team which held discussions with HPCL officials, said that TERI will provide technical guidance to HPCL for setting up production units and purchasing jatropha seeds from farmers in the state.

  • Water warriors fighting it drop by drop

    1 June 2006| The Economic Times

    The need of moment is early action on water harvest as well as conservation, considering the current scarcity of water in various parts of the sub-continent. There are some movements in India that have initiated community management of water delivery. Given the dwindling water availability, these community initiatives can play an instrumental role in building the water infrastructure of our country," says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI. In many places, communities have shown some interest for water management.