TERI in the News
India set to be a knowledge hub24 December 2006| The Financial Express
President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said that India is well on its way to becoming a knowledge power and take a leadership role in the knowledge revolution. "India must take the lead in mobilizing and integrating national and international knowledge resources," said Dr Kalam. Dr Kalam said that IITs should try to reduce the overall cost of high-value construction projects in India by 20% through application of IT in planning, design, project management and optimum use of quality manpower. Dr Kalam also noted that IITs could prepare a technology road map for energy independence for India in partnership with TERI.
Identify hidden talent; create employment generators: Kalam23 December 2006| The Hindu
President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam asked the IIT alumni across the globe to help India to transform into a knowledge power by identifying "hidden" genius among the youths in the country and creating employment generators. Inaugurating PANIIT-2006, Dr Kalam also asked them to motivate teachers by working closely with university systems and to help converge technologies for low cost and energy-efficient housing. IITians could thus help prepare a technology road map of energy independence for India in partnership with TERI, the President said.
Make development environment-inclusive: Preservation of pollution-free atmosphere important, says Amartya Sen17 December 2006| The Hindu
Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen said that the need of the hour was to integrate environmental concerns with a broad view of development. Delivering a talk on "Environment and Poverty: Two worlds or one?" at the valedictory of an international conference organized by TERI, Veolio Environment Institute and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relationships, he suggested that development has to be environment-inclusive.
Provide quality fuel to poor: Pachauri15 December 2006| Deccan Herald
The weaker sections of society should be provided with higher quality fuel to better their economic condition as they spent a substantial amount of their income on energy, mainly relying on traditional fuel, TERI's Director General, Dr R K Pachauri said. Speaking at the third future environmental trends conference on "Energy, Environment and Development - Analyzing Opportunities for Reducing Poverty, organized by TERI, Institute Veolia Environment of France and research consortium IDDRI, Dr Pachauri said people living in poverty relied more on traditional fuels and were vulnerable to the health impacts of inefficient biomass use, which also caused environmental problems.
India, Japan to enhance cooperation in energy sector15 December 2006| Times of India
India and Japan agreed to enhance cooperation in the energy sector, as part of which Japanese companies would participate in the development of power sector and participate in ultra mega power projects. Under the energy security initiative, the areas covered would include oil and natural gas, coal, power, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and other relevant sectors. The existing forum between New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan and TERI would provide inputs to the energy dialogue.
Indian Oil to collaborate with Balmer Lawrie for offering oil recovery services11 December 2006| Prdomain
For disposal of oily sludge through the bio-remediation process, IndianOil will deploy its unique 'Oilivorous S' technology, which it has developed in association with TERI. IndianOil has extensive expertise in disposal of oily sludge through bio-remediation
Northern states face a climatic blow: reservoir study10 December 2006| The Tribune
Northern states, largely dependent upon perennial Himalayan rivers, will be the worst affected once predicted impacts of climate change become a reality in the next 30 to 40 years. It is with this view in mind that the Ministry of Environment and Forest is now undertaking a study to identify all reservoirs in the country for better adaptability with the future. Vulnerability of agriculture and water resources to climate variability and change are immense. With a 19 per cent contribution to the country's GDP, agriculture employs two-thirds of the national workforce in the country and constitutes 10 per cent of the total exports, says a TERI draft report on vulnerability to climate variability and change in India.
Climate change kills farmers, say study8 December 2006| Hindustan Times
A World Bank study has found a correlation between climate change and farmer suicides. It says poor farmers who are unable to adapt to changing climates fall into debt and later; death traps. The report is based on pilot studies conducted by TERI in various parts of the country. After an analysis of drought-prone villages in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, the report said that there was a need to shift to less water-intensive crops.
Conserve our resources: Simple stories to teach the very young about pollution8 December 2006| The Hindu
A set of four books by TERI, designed to teach the very young about the different ways we pollute the atmosphere, the dangers caused by this and the need to conserve our precious natural resources. Each book teaches a lesson through a simple story and various characters like the little girl and animals like the great Indian hornbill in the Flight with Birdy or the stream like in Anju and the Stream.
India's nuclear capacity can go up to 30,000 MW: Montek7 December 2006| The Financial Express
The country's nuclear power generation capacity can go up to 30,000 MW from about 3000 MW now going by the research in fast breeder reactors, Planning Commission deputy chairman, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said at the India-Japan Energy Forum organized by TERI. Mr Ahluwalia said the country's current nuclear power capacity was about 3000 MW and based on domestic uranium, this could increase to 10,000 MW in the near future.