TERI in the News

20 record(s) found in 'October 2006'

  • Deora moving toward finalising policy on LNG distribution

    15 October 2006| Zee News

    Petroleum Minister Mr Murli Deora will meet industry players in Mumbai to give a final shape to the draft policy on local natural gas distribution, which among other things proposes allowing competition in distribution of piped cooking gas and CNG. Companies that have been invited for Monday's meeting include ExxonMobil, BG, Shell, Reliance Industries, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, TERI, British Petroleum, State-owned oil companies and the Planning Commission.

  • The hole in Delhi's bucket

    14 October 2006| Business Standard

    Since the capital loses more than half its water supplies due to leaking pipes, even getting more water from Uttar Pradesh or elsewhere is not the solution to the water shortage. Demand for potable water is rising sharply in Indian cities, while inefficiencies and losses mount at local utilities. "There is no water scarcity in Delhi, just inefficient management of water resources," says Mr Saurabh Chugh, TERI.

  • Panel to discuss draft policy for pipelines

    14 October 2006| The Asian Age

    The Petroleum ministry has convened a meeting to discuss the draft policy for the development of natural gas pipelines and city natural gas distribution networks. The meeting would be held in Mumbai on 16 October. The CEOs of various companies, organizations and institutions have been invited to attend it. The representatives of Exxon Mobil, BG, Shell, RIL, ADAG, TERI, BP (India), Oil PSUs and the Planning Commission would also attend the meeting

  • Largest citrus nursery in Punjab promises 'orange revolution'

    14 October 2006| The Indian Express

    The Council for Citrus & Agro-Juicing in Punjab, a Punjab Government unit, has established the largest citrus nursery in the world spread over an area of 38 acres at Jallowal and Lesriwal in Jalandhar district. TERI is supplying Tissue Cultured rootstock plants to strengthen the nursery production programme.

  • PM agenda today: To woo who's who of core sector

    7 October 2006| The Indian Express

    At the day-long conference called by the PM on 'Building Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities', the PM is likely to share his government's performance report as well as the future programmes that have been lined up. The audience is not just limited to domestic and international infrastructure or construction companies such as Larsen and Toubro, Gammon, Suzlon, Maersk etc. Financial institutions, banks, sectoral specialists from multilateral agencies like the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, investment bankers, academics and researchers, even students from TERI and Indian School of Business will be present.

  • New energy avenue

    7 October 2006| Central Chronicle

    At a thought-provoking international meet of experts on bio-fuel, organized by TERI, there was a discussion on a strategy to promote bio-fuels and finalize a vision document for the year 2012 to identify research and development to make this strategy implementable and to sensitize policy-makers on the issue. Presentations were made on the use of ethanol from sugarcane (molasses), bio-diesel from plants such as jatropha and karanj and case studies of a few states on progress made so far.

  • University status for TERI school

    6 October 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    The TERI School of Advanced Studies will be called the TERI University from Thursday. Set-up as the TERI School of Advanced Studies in 1998, the institution was recognized as a deemed university by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 1999 and subsequently renamed the TERI University.

  • No superpower if there is no power

    6 October 2006| Hindustan Times

    India's dreams of becoming a superpower may crumble due to its shortage of power. 'The current situation in the energy sector will certainly hold us back from becoming a superpower,' says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI. For Dr Pachauri, the solution begins with reforming the energy sector - 'not just the power sector, but also coal and hydrocarbon production'. He says the government needs to give more autonomy to the principal organizations in these sectors. The power sector, Dr Pachauri says, 'is in great need of reform.' Some degree of modern management techniques and commercialization need to be brought into state electricity boards, he says.

  • Back to basics: Organic building blocks

    1 October 2006| The Financial Express

    Eco-techniques abound in the country. These include fly ash, terracotta tiles, ferro-cement roof, passive solar design in the building's structure to capture sunlight, RCP slabs, recycling plastic waste for building products, agro waste recycling into building material, etc. Asserts Ms Mili Mazumdar, fellow and convenor, Griha, TERI: "If one adopts energy saving technologies for homes, the initial cost just goes up by 10-15% and the pay back time is as less as three to four years." TERI, which specializes in end-use applications, has executed several sustainable habitat projects for ITC, Ranbaxy, IIT, and Doon school to name a few and also provides training to independent people.

  • Running on Empty

    1 October 2006| The Indian Express

    There are nearly 300 varieties of jatropha in India and research needs to be conducted to select the maximum-yield seeds. TERI plans to demonstrate the economics of biofuels with its 8,000 hectares under jatropha in Andhra Pradesh which will attain 'seed-to-oil' capacity in the next four years.