TERI in the News

  • NRL lights up seven villages in Assam

    14 November 2017| United News of India

    Treading another step towards accomplishing its CSR objective of improving rural infrastructure, Numaligarh Refinery Limited provided Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHLS) to 290 un-electrified households in 7 villages in Assam during 2016-17. TERI was the partner Institute in planning, designing and implementation of the project. Villages covered under this rural electrification scheme are Lettekuchapori, Dhansiri Hahsara, Goroimari Balichapori, Borpak Nagabali, Madhabpur, Madhupur & Butalikhawa.

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  • Gasifier plant landfill site to light up Navi Mumbai areas

    13 November 2017| The Times of India

    Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will be commissioning a green waste for electricity generation at its Turbhe landfill site mid-December. It is a pilot project undertaken with TERI under the Eco City programme to reduce the carbon footprint. TERI has developed a gasifier that will be installed at the site to generate 20 KW (kilowatt) daily to light up the high masts at the landfill site.

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  • Exemptions could reduce efficacy of odd-even scheme

    9 November 2017| PTI News

    In a statement, Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, said that odd-even has limited potential for reducing pollution in Delhi. As per TERI estimates, it led to reduction of four to seven per cent last year. TERI recommends its use for limited period only during air quality emergency conditions. Exemptions given in the scheme could further reduce its effectiveness, Mr Sharma said.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Tata Steel, TERI launch 'Green School Project' in Odisha

    19 September 2017| Business Standard

    Tata Steel has in association with TERI launched an initiative to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in Odisha's Jajpur district. They have started the first series of workshops for the students at their Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur under the "Green School Project".

  • 30th Anniversary of Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day Celebrated PAN-India Awareness Campaign reaches out to nearly 28 lakh students in the country

    17 September 2017| Business Standard

    A series of publications launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the occasion include – a handbook on HCFC Phase-out and Energy Efficiency in Buildings; the first edition of \'newsTRAC; and a newsletter for service technicians in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC) sector. These two publications were launched as part of the enabling component of India\'s HCFC Phase out Management Plan, for which United Nations Environment is the cooperating agency and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd and TERI are the national implementing partners.

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