Ongoing Projects

Engineering the Nodulation Signaling Pathway in Rice Plant

December 27, 2017
| Agriculture

The study aims to engineer Nod signal perception mechanism in rice plant for the development of nitrogen-fixing symbiosis to enable it to synthesize its own nitrogen fertilizer for its growth.

Mapping, identification of molecular markers associated with heat tolerance QTLs in tomato

December 27, 2017
| Agriculture

The study seeks to develop a F2 mapping population segregating for heat tolerance and use it for mapping of tomato QTLs associated with heat tolerance.

Emission inventory and modelling of air pollution in India

December 27, 2017
| Air
| Environment

TERI has been working on developing emission inventories of various air pollutants at both national and urban scales. The existing database of the inventory for the national scale is for the year 2011 at a res of 36/36 sq. km covering multiple sources and pollutants like PM, NOx, SO2, CO and NMVOCs. Moreover, there are uncertainties in the emission inventory of many sectors due to large uncertainty in the emission factor.

Preparing air quality management plan for hotspots in Delhi

December 27, 2017
| Air
| Environment

The main objectives of the project are as follows:

Spatial mapping of air pollutants in Delhi using existing monitoring datasets Identification of air pollution hotspots in the city Understanding the source contributions at two of the several identified hotspot locations Preparation of the local air quality management plan for the selected hotspots - Air quality forecasting and public advisories at the selected hotspots

Assessing the co-benefits of a low carbon development pathway for India

December 27, 2017
| Air

The objective of the project is to estimate co-benefits of the GHG mitigation strategies on air quality, human health and agricultural productivity. This calls for the following: a) Preparation of high-resolution emission inventory based on energy modelling results of the MARKAL/TIMES model for the policy scenarios developed under the on-going WRI/TERI study. b) Carrying out meteorological and air quality simulations to predict Particulate Matter (PM) and Ozone concentrations across the study domain for current and future time scales

Afforestation/Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism study under Uttar Pradesh Participatory Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation Project

December 27, 2017
| Forest

Under this study, TERI is preparing Afforestation/Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism (A/R CDM) projects in the areas under UP Participatory Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation Project (UPPFMPAP - http://www.uppfmpap.org/), which is under implementation in the 20 forest divisions spread over 14 districts of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for building sector

December 27, 2017
| Buildings
| Habitat
| Cities

TERI is developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the buildings sector for Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. The project will assist the countries in recognizing the significant mitigation potential of the building section, identify and recommend actions for development in the NAMAs, provide MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) tools and an overall framework to support NAMA development by the countries.

GRIHA Rating Projects

December 27, 2017
| Buildings

GRIHA Rating is developed by TERI and adopted by MNRE as the national rating system for green buildings in India. More than 1000 projects are registered with GRIHA for rating under different variants. GRIHA Ratings are independently implemented by GRIHA Council.

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Designing climate products and models for India

December 27, 2017
| Climate

The proposed work plans to continue with TERI's ongoing research with the objective of improving understanding of climate processes and its linkages at regional scales especially under the growing extreme climate event narrative using state-of-art dynamical modelling products.

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