TERI in the News

5 record(s) found in 'October 2017'

  • MSMEs an important chapter in Indian economy: Swiss diplomat

    31 October 2017| The Economic Times

    Small and medium enterprises account for over half of employment worldwide, Swiss envoy to India Mr Andreas Baum said, noting that this sector will continue to be an important chapter in the Indian economy. Mr Baum, however, pointed out that access to finance and technology are two important challenges for the MSME sector, which is the \"key engine\" of job creation and economic growth in both developing and developed countries. The ambassador was addressing a two-day \'National Summit on Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)\' being organised by TERI, in association with the Ministry of MSME.

  • Estimation of impact of pollution on health uncertain, says TERI

    24 October 2017| The Pioneer

    With extremely high pollutant concentrations, health impacts are expected to be high in India. However, exact estimations still remain uncertain due to dearth of relevant health impact studies, said Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, in a statement. TERI has sought commissioning of studies to ascertain the impact of pollution on health.

  • ICFRE and TERI sign MoU for research on forest

    18 October 2017| The Times of India

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the environment ministry, and TERI for collaborative research. Both the institutions will collaborate in the areas of forestry and environmental research, land degradation, forest biodiversity, forest biotechnology, forest economics, resource mapping, climate change, policy research and capacity building for a period of 10 years. They will support each other to attain sustainable forest management through various projects across the country.

  • Maharashtra government gets ready to cope with climate change

    11 October 2017| Hindustan Times

    The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared an adaptation policy to help the state cope with changing climatic conditions and its adverse impact. Prepared by TERI, the policy suggested strict norms to reduce pollution through vehicles in cities, conservation of mangroves, plantation of trees on both the sides of the roads and constructing shelters at specific distances (in case of natural calamities), a policy for treatment of sewage water to reduce demand of drinking water, revival of lakes and reservoirs and proper planning to reduce the carbon footprint in new cities. The policy was prepared after studying climatic changes and its adverse impact in the state owing to global warming.

  • Apex court re-imposes ban on cracker sales in Delhi-NCR

    9 October 2017| The Hindu Business Line

    The Supreme Court has re-imposed the ban on sale of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying there was "direct evidence of deterioration of air quality" every year during Diwali on account of bursting of crackers. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, the order will play a crucial role in regulating air pollution in the region and reduce the impact on human health. The ban will ensure that the levels of air pollutants do not reach as high as they did last year around Diwali.