Ongoing Projects

Traffic and air quality in India: Technologies and attitudes (TAQIITA) (Indo-Finland collaborative project)

June 2, 2017
| Air
| Environment

Fine particulate matter is the pollutant of most concern in developing countries today on the basis of exposure, toxicity, and ambient concentrations. Two major contributors in transport to fine particulate air pollution are diesel vehicles and two-stroke engine gasoline vehicles. Due to strong motorization, India has become one of the biggest emitters of atmospheric pollutants. The country's fuel consumption in the transport sector has approximately doubled in every ten years since 1980.

Preparing action plan against air pollution in Ludhiana, Punjab

June 1, 2017
| Air
| Environment

The main objectives of the proposed study are to: a. measure air pollutants concentrations (criteria pollutants) at different area categories of Ludhiana city b. prepare grid-wise emission inventory accounting for various pollution sources in Ludhiana city c. project emission inventories for future under different control options d. conduct source apportionment study of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) e. preparation of an air quality action plan after prioritising of control options

Cleaning up our rivers

May 26, 2017

India is blessed with 14 major, 55 minor and numerous small rivers. However, many of these rivers are polluted due to disposal of sewage into these water bodies. There is no sign of river pollution being stopped. It is increasing day by day. There are several sources of water pollution, which deteriorate the river water quality. Industries discharge their liquid waste products into rivers. Our agriculture practice that uses chemical fertilizers and pesticides also contribute to river pollution as rainwater drains these chemicals into the rivers.

Detailed Study on Promoting Electric Mobility in India

May 11, 2017
| Habitat
| Transport

The objectives of the Study are to: Understand the factors that are impeding adoption of four-wheeled passenger vehicles in Indian cities; Suggest policy interventions required to increase their adoption. The focus of the study will be on four-wheeled passenger cars, which include both individually owned and fleet.

Technology Evaluation for Green Housing Scale Up in India (IFC Eco-cities SHLC)

May 11, 2017
| Habitat
| Cities

The objective of this study is to ascertain the incremental cost as an outcome of building green (considered as certified third party rating system) in housing projects in India (for various segments) and identify and prioritize technologies with the goal achieving at least 20% reduction in this incremental cost. Through this study TERI proposes to offer its service to: evaluate various building material and technologies to ascertain the incremental cost towards greener construction of housing projects in India;

Comprehensive Village Development Plan (CVDP) for Matmora Gaon Panchayat

May 3, 2017
| Environment

Creating a Comprehensive Village Development Plan (CVDP) for Matmora Gaon Panchayat, Lakhimpur district, Assam concentrating on investment in community resources, common natural resources, water management activities, and small village infrastructure that would directly enhance local livelihood activities undertaken by SHGs or other village level institutions, household level vital amenities that help improve social status, energy, sanitation, drinking water etc.

Green Olympiad - 2017

May 1, 2017
| Water
| Environment

The project aims to organise the environmental quiz competition - Green Olympiad - in schools all over India for senior and junior students.

Advancing energy efficiency in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in India

May 1, 2017
| Energy
| Energy Efficiency

The objectives of the projects are to: strengthen the data inventory of energy intensive MSME clusters and support data driven policy making in this sector; build the knowledge capacity of the shop floor technicians pertaining to energy efficiency practices in the MSME units. This will help improve the energy efficiency performance of the overall MSME sector of India.

Western Union supported 480 households in Bihar & Jharkhand in 2017-18

May 1, 2017
| Energy
| Energy Access
| Energy Transitions

The project ensures provision of clean cooking and lighting facilities for 480 households spread over 10 villages of Bihar and Jharkhand. Local capacity building programme to be initiated for all individual users, cluster level technicians and energy entrepreneurs. Local ownership and entrepreneurship would be established for sustainable operations and impact of the project.

NAMA for Building Sector

May 1, 2017
| Habitat
| Cities

The Energy and Resources Institute in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme-Regional office is developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the buildings sector for Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Viet Nam. 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.