TERI in the News

6 record(s) found in 'October 2012'

  • ONGC well leaking gas off Andhra coast

    30 October 2012| The Times of India

    A possible environmental bomb is ticking in the Bay of Bengal off the Andhra coast. A well drilled through the ocean bed by state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for pumping natural gas has been leaking for the last two months, spewing methane into air. Dr Banwari Lal, scientist at TERI, said it was be difficult to estimate any possible damage to the environment without conducting a study.

  • Pace Notes

    30 October 2012| The Hindustan Times

    St. Mary's School, Dwarka hosted a delegation of Vietnamese teachers and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) representatives. The visiting dignitaries were impressed by the models and projects showcased by the students celebrating 'Rural India and It's Role in Preserving the Environment'. A programme depicting India's rich culture through dances and songs was also presented by the students.

  • Pune's mobility plan process scientifically sound: TERI report

    11 October 2012| Sakal Times

    Pune's public transport system has a scientifically sound planning process and promotes equity, leading environment research body TERI has said in its report. However, the report also urged the city's administrators to come up with specific projects to implement strategies promoting safety and security of transport users.

  • City to get pilot project on safe disposal of mercury in CFLs

    8 October 2012| The Financial Express

    Delhi is likely to be chosen for a project on disposal of "fused" compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs that contain mercury - a hazardous metal that can affect the brain and nervous system if not disposed of properly. A report submitted jointly by TERI and the Electric Lamp and Components Manufacturers' Association of India (ELCOMA), which represents the CFL manufacturers, proposes that Delhi and Bangalore should be the two sites for the pilot project. Disposal of CFLs has been a controversial issue because prolonged exposure to the toxic metal, mercury, can lead to serious health problems. Safe disposal has proved tricky because of problems at all three stages - extraction of mercury from the bulbs, transportation of the metal and recycling

  • Indian initiative to light up Pakistani villages

    8 October 2012| Khaleej Times

    An Indian initiative is lighting up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birthplace in Pakistan as part of a little publicized project aimed at energy cooperation, including tapping alternative sources of energy, in the subcontinent. TERI has set up two power micro-grids in Chak 313 village of Pakistan's Sahiwal district as part of the initiative. Director-General of TERI Dr R K Pachauri told mediapersons that the institute will also provide additional solar water heaters and two desktop computers at Gah village, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birthplace, in Chakwal district as part of its 'Lighting a Million Lives' campaign, which has provided electricity to over 380,000 households in rural India.

  • New Delhi to get pilot project on safe disposal of mercury in CFLs

    8 October 2012| The Financial Express

    New Delhi is likely to be chosen for a project on disposal of "fused" compact fluorescent lamp bulbs that contain mercury - a hazardous metal that can affect the brain and nervous system if not disposed of properly. A report submitted jointly by TERI and the Electric Lamp and Components Manufacturers' Association of India, which represents the CFL manufacturers, proposes that Delhi and Bangalore should be the two sites for the pilot project.

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