Ongoing Projects

Clean energy for 1000 households in Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh

January 17, 2017
| Energy Access

The main objectives of this project are to: - Provide clean cooking and lighting facilities for 1000 households spread over 15-20 rural villages of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh to address domestic energy issues; - Conduct local capacity-building programmes for all individual end-users, local technicians and cluster-level energy entrepreneurs; and - Promote local ownership and entrepreneurship for sustainable operations as well as long-term impact of the project.

Providing clean energy services through IDES to rural communities under the CSR initiative of AIC India Limited

January 17, 2017
| Energy
| Energy Transitions
| Renewable Energy

The project aims to provide clean lighting and cooking solution in different villages in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and west bengal. The project will be implemented with the help of CSR funding of Agriculture Insurance Corporation of India

Enzymatic degradation of antibiotics and phenolic residues waste components at low concentration in surface waters and industrial wastewater using modified membrane bioreactor

December 21, 2016
| Microbes
| Environment

The rampant usage of drugs has made their occurrence in soil, water, aquatic plants and almost whole of the world acknowledged their presence in natural and artificial systems. Municipal and industrial wastewater contains high amounts of antibiotics or other persistent molecule conjugates and metabolites, which possess high biological activity and threat to the environment and to the living organisms. A main goal of this joint bilateral project is to develop the process for the removal of antibiotics and phenolic residues from the water and wastewater.

Strategies for Designing Sustainable Projects for Livelihood and Income Enhancement of the North Eastern states of India

December 19, 2016
| Environment
| Agriculture
| Farm livelihood
| Land

Despite being endowed with rich natural resources and biodiversity, the overall development trajectory of North Eastern India is far below rest of India. The entire region faces challenges of poor infrastructure, sustained conflict, militarisation and migration.The eight states of NE have not fully succeeded in converting its potential into growth opportunities for the well-being of the people. Hence, it is urgent that adequate steps are taken to break the vicious cycle of underdevelopment, food deficit, poverty, health disparity and regional imbalance.

Evaluation of Udyogini scheme implemented in the period 2010-11 to 2014-15 by the Karnataka State Women's Development Corporation

November 14, 2016
| Environment
| Farm livelihood
| Agriculture

The project aims to evaluate the implementation mechanism and impact of the Udyogini scheme implemented in the period 2010-11 to 2014-15 by the Karnataka State Women's Development Corporation and make suitable recommendations for further effective delivery of the scheme.

Updating State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (SBSAP) of Uttarakhand and Aligning it with National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP)

November 8, 2016
| Environment
| Forest

The State Biodiversity Board of Uttarakhand under an initiative of Government of India and UNDP has assigned the task of preparing the Uttarakhand State Biodiversity Action Plan aligned to the National Biodiversity Action Plan and the National Biodiversity Targets to TERI, New Delhi.

Research on policy instruments for achievement of India’s NDCs

November 7, 2016
| Climate

The focus of the project is on the aspects related to implementing India's NDCs in both international and domestic context. The following activities are being undertaken under this project:

- Review of Nationally Determined Contributions and tracking of implementation of mitigation actions

- Leveraging Climate Finance: Lessons from international and domestic best practices

- India's technology transfer needs for implementing ambitious NDCs

- Approaches for mainstreaming gender dimension into mitigation projects

Assessing climate risks to India's oil and gas sector

October 14, 2016
| Energy Transitions
| Resource Efficiency & Security

A shift to renewables and infrastructure vulnerability to extreme climactic events are among the challenges the sector faces

India's oil and gas infrastructure sustains more than a third of India's primary energy supply and is likely to grow in absolute terms for at least two decades. At the same time, India's commitments to the Paris Agreement necessitate moving away from fossil fuels, and the country's recent policy initiatives in renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles demonstrate this commitment.

Inter Model Comparisons of different transportation sector policies in India in support of NDC implementation

October 1, 2016
| Climate
| Habitat
| Transport

The proposed research effort builds on technical collaboration and relationships established over the past few years through energy modelling and analysis with between Indian and U.S. Government partners and modelling teams under the SGWG. The modelling teams are engaged in a multi-year research collaboration seeking to build on this foundation to assist in decision making through analysis on the critical issue of transport and air quality.

All-India Alumni Conference

September 29, 2016

With approximately 16,000 alumni, India has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. government (USG) exchange alumni portfolios in the world; and these alumni have expressed a desire to share their experiences and expertise within and outside the alumni community. The proposed All-India Alumni Conference will strengthen the existing alumni base and network, and provide professional and personal development, as well as networking opportunities for alumni.