TERI in the News

16 record(s) found in 'September 2007'

  • Of lights gone green

    8 September 2007| Business Standard

    As per LEED (US Green Building Council - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards as well as standards laid down by TERI, light, in green commercial buildings, cannot fall beyond the boundary wall of the building. In fact, the amount of light that is reflected into the sky is also restricted. Green lighting not only attempts to conserve energy but also tries to maintain ecological balance by reducing light pollution.

  • ONGC Mehsana bags Greentech Environment Excellence Award

    6 September 2007| Gujarat Global

    The ONGC Mehsana Asset has bagged the prestigious Greentech Environment Excellence Silver Award in Petroleum Sector for its environment-friendly Well Services for oil production. Mehsana Asset, the largest onshore project of ONGC, has already taken several measures by making considerable investments to protect environment in and around its operational areas. The implementation of bio-remediation project in collaboration with TERI has already received wide appreciation in the country and abroad.

  • TERI initiates 'DNA Club' for schoolchildren

    3 September 2007| Assam Tribune

    TERI regional centre in Guwahati has initiated a biotechnology popularization programme 'DNA Club' for schoolchildren in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura under sponsorship of the Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology. The objectives of the club is to enhance understanding among students about the immense value of biological diversity of our country, the importance of locally available bioresources, their sustainable use and conservation, to equip them with relevant skills for bioresources conservation, and to familiarise students with scientific and technological issues related to biotechnology.

  • Jatropha cultivation to boom in Madhya Pradesh

    3 September 2007| Commodity Online

    Madhya Pradesh has drawn up big plans for the bio-fuel era with a decision to allot around 1 lakh hectare land for jatropha plantation in then state. Reliance Industries had also proposed to set up a Rs 500-crore bio diesel plant in Madhya Pradesh. TERI, the technical advisor to the company, and a team of company officials had called on Chief Minister Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan and discussed the proposal.

  • Water plant at New Delhi Rly Station

    3 September 2007| Business Standard

    As much as 1.45 million litres per day of water goes to waste after it is used to wash trains at the New Delhi Railway Station. Now, this huge volume of water and more will be conserved and recycled, with the Northern Railway (NR) deciding to set up a waste water recycling plant at the station. The decision to set up the recycling plant at an estimated cost of Rs 56 lakh comes after the findings of a joint study conducted by the NR and TERI on the water consumption pattern of the station.

  • Breakthrough for cotton farming

    3 September 2007| The Times of India

    After ten years of research and field experiments, TERI scientists have successfully developed a eucalyptus leaf extract into a bio-pesticide. TERI developed the plant extract based bio-pesticide formulation, Bollcure, against the cotton bollworm, a common caterpillar that adversely affects cotton crop yield.