TERI in the News

  • The film on the relentless conservation efforts by Nagaland villagers that just got awarded

    16 February 2016| The Better India

    A film, based on the conservation efforts of villagers in Nagaland, won the Golden Beaver Best Film Award in the institutional category at the 6th National Science Film Festival in Mumbai. The film, Nagaland is Changing..but!, was also awarded with the technical excellence award for best sound design. The film is based on how the villagers of Sendenyu and Sukhai in Nagaland have been conserving a part of the forest around their villages for many years now. The film has been produced by Nagaland State Forest Department, directed by Gurmeet Sapal, and made with the technical support of TERI.

  • TERI to help Andhra Pradesh government in setting up Energy University at Anantapur

    15 February 2016| The New Indian Express

    TERI has agreed to extend R&D support for establishment of Energy University at Anantapur. The proposed university will pave the way for conducting latest studies on technological advancements in the energy sector. Besides giving technological support for setting up Energy University, TERI is also considering imparting advanced technologies on energy efficiency front to the energy efficient States, particularly Andhra Pradesh for exchange of know-how. The organisation has also come forward to share best practices with the state government to realise the untapped potential of energy efficiency from its foreign units such as TERI-Washington DC (USA), TERI-London, Japan, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. This was disclosed by Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of the TERI in a communication to Energy Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Ajay Jain.

  • Programme begins to train future solar energy technicians

    13 February 2016| The Hindu

    In order to create more professionals in the field of solar energy, the Delhi government is conducting a three-month course to train those interested for free. As part of the course, participants will be trained in installation, commissioning, and sales and service of renewable energy devices like solar water heaters, solar lights, etc. The solar skill development programme, named \"Suryamitra\", has been launched by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre of the State\'s Power Department and is funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. For Delhi, the Ministry has selected TERI to conduct the programme.

  • LED lighting inaugurated at Sharada Mandir School, Miramar as part of the Project STARS initiative

    10 February 2016| Goa Newswire

    Project STARS, a TERI-Dempo partnership is working towards encouraging schools to practice the principles of sustainability by focusing on its environmental and social performance - both tied together with a strong cultural thread. As part of this initiative, Sharada Mandir School, Miramar was supported to phase out their conventional lighting system with LED based lighting. Project STARS, (Sustainability Tracking, Action and Reporting in Schools) consolidates the TERI-DEMPO partnership by carrying forward and building upon the work carried under the previous TERI-Dempo initiative, \"The Vasudeva V Dempo Climate Change Awareness Programme for Goan School Children 2010-2012\". This unique partnership between TERI\'s Goa Centre and V S Dempo Holdings Pvt. Ltd (DEMPO) is in the nature of a three year intensive education and action programme (2013-2016) on sustainable schools in Goa.

  • TERI picks 'youth ambassadors' for Swachh Bharat Mission

    29 January 2016| Business Standard

    TERI has selected a team of 50 "youth ambassadors" from various colleges across the country who will take the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission to local level. TERI selected the "youth ambassadors" by conducting competitions on the theme 'Strengthening Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management'.

  • 2 cos to take up filtration of River Sal

    26 January 2016| Herald

    TERI and Ramboll Foundation plan to introduce River Bank Filtration Technology for River Sal, which is new to Goa but has been used for the Ganges and Haridwar. The project has been undertaken with the idea of lending clean water for agriculture and irrigation purposes for the surrounding areas of River Sal. The project will include digging of two bore wells near the river bank, where the water will flow in through various filtration procedures and will later be filtered again into the second well and pumped out to the final users.

  • IITGn Palaj crowned king of green campuses

    19 January 2016| Ahmedabad Mirror

    The Palaj campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGn) has bagged the honour of being the greenest campus in India. The campus, built over 400 acres land, has been given a five star rating by Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment for Large Developments (GRIHA LD). GRIHA LD is India's National Rating System for green buildings, developed jointly by GRIHA Council and TERI, to rate environmental performances of large scale developments like educational campuses, townships to mention a few. The rating system judges the overall impact of the development on its surrounding environment.

  • In winter, Mumbai uses more power for ACs than any other Indian metro: Study

    11 January 2016| The Times of India

    The Indian winter appears to be the warmest in Mumbai going by the pattern of electricity consumption through air conditioners and refrigerators. A study by TERI conducted in 2015 on behalf of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency finds that Mumbai's consumption of power on such cooling appliances (as a percentage of the power usage by a household) is the highest among the households surveyed in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru in both autumn and winter seasons. Over 800 households were surveyed in each of these cities as a part of the study.

  • Integrated Policy modelling to deal human development issues, says researcher

    8 January 2016| Business Standard

    Policy modelling can play an effective role in dealing with an array of issues related to environmental degradation, for instance, clean energy, air, water, poverty and human development. Human development is encountering different challenges and thus needs policy modelling, which will not only provide directions but will show relevant implications of such policy on the society. Mr Anandajit Goswami, Fellow, TERI, believes that integrated policy modelling needs to be adopted which would integrate all sorts of modelling and address policy research questions in a holistic, integrated manner, as the solutions to the policy questions need amalgamated efforts.

  • Western Union lights up four remote villages in Bihar

    6 January 2016| The Times of India

    Western Union has collaborated with TERI in erecting solar panels for each household in the selected remote villages of Purnia district. TERI and Jeevika, an initiative by the government of Bihar to support rural livelihoods, is supporting Western Union in this initiative. Each household has got three solar connections- two for electricity and one for cooking. Total 600 solar lamps have been installed under this initiative. Solar lamps provide sustainable option for electricity where kerosene lamps have been used for decades.