TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'October 2011'

  • A solar lighting initiative in villages

    26 October 2011| The Hindu

    The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD), an initiative of S M Sehgal Foundation, in collaboration with TERI has undertaken a 'Lighting a Billion Lives' project in Mewat in Haryana. As part of the project a solar charging station was launched in the village Goela, Mewat. A 'Solar Diwali' celebration was undertaken, where Balraj Singh Mor, the Deputy Commissioner of Mewat dedicated the solar charging station to the Village Level Institution in Goela and motivated the community members to come forward and make the project a great success.

  • Ahead of Diwali, TERI's solar lanterns light up lives of under-privileged children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya in NOIDA

    24 October 2011| Business Wire India

    Taking forward TERI's ambitious global initiative "Lighting a Billion Lives", Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI distributed 30 more solar-powered LED lanterns to the under-privileged children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya, residents of the Yamuna Khader area, a slum cluster, not far from the bright lights of the national capital. This is in addition to the 75 lanterns distributed early this year in March. The lanterns were distributed in personal capacity by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI and comes ahead of the auspicious festival of lights – Diwali, when the city will be illuminated with traditional diyas and modern lights.

  • 2nd India Energy Efficiency Forum organized by TERI BCSD India and Johnson Controls

    10 October 2011| Business Wire India

    At the 2nd India Energy Efficiency Forum, the global energy efficiency indicator survey highlighted that building owners and operators throughout India continue to place higher importance on energy management in comparison to their peers in other major countries. 450 building owners and operators in India participated in 3rd survey conducted by Johnson Controls India which included a majority of TERI Business Council member companies.

  • Climate change model makes dire predictions for Maharashtra

    5 October 2011| The Hindu Business Line

    If climate change goes unmitigated by 2031, Konkan and Northern Maharashtra could be hit hard. Konkan region could get excess rainfall while Northern Maharashtra could become drier and hot, throwing up significant challenges for agriculture and livelihood, an interim report by TERI has revealed. The report pointed out that the coastal districts could get 15 per cent excess rainfall, while districts such as Dhule, Nandurbar and Jalgaon in northern part of the State could be hotter by about 3 degrees Celsius, while Nasik district would be cooler.

  • Project launched in Dhaka to create waste awareness

    3 October 2011| The Daily Star

    TERI and Tetra Pak South Asia Markets launched a project in Dhaka in an effort to create awareness among students about waste management and recycling. The programme aims to create awareness among 12 identified schools in the capital by emphasizing waste management and encouraging students and teachers to practice the 4Rs: refusing, reducing, reusing and recycling.

  • From darkness to light: Solar lanterns for slum dwellers

    2 October 2011| The Times of India

    75 families, mostly migrants from Katihar district in Bihar, living in the Yamuna Khader slum cluster between Noida and Chilla, were given a solar-powered LED lantern each under the extension of TERI's flagship project "Lighting a Billion Lives". TERI's initiative, in association with Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya, a Noida-based NGO and Russell Reynolds, an executive search firm, was undertaken keeping in mind students of the Vidyalaya, to provide them a better learning atmosphere with superior lighting.