Opinion

We need better reporting of household air pollution

07 Dec 2018 |
Mr Martand Shardul
| Hindustan Times

It is vital to institutionalise effective mechanisms for reporting of air pollution-related disease burden at last mile locations, says Mr Martand Shardul, Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Electrifying India: Learnings from Ambedkar

28 Nov 2018 |
Mr Debajit Palit
| The Financial Express

Dr B R Ambedkar's belief was that cheap and abundant electricity can only be provided through a centralised system, says Mr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

How air pollution in Delhi is affecting our children

26 Nov 2018 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| Hindustan Times

Ozone pollution is dreadful news for young children because studies show that the gas alters the epithelial permeability of the lung, and it is well known that lung development continues in the postnatal period, says Dr Meena Sehgal, Senior Fellow, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI

An Unexpected Raid: A tale of communities and conservation from Nagaland

22 Nov 2018 |
Mr Yatish A Lele
| Conservation India

The communities of Nagaland share a unique relation with nature and are ready to put in efforts towards conservation of nature as they have understood the consequences of over-exploiting natural resources, says Mr Yatish Lele, Associate Fellow, Forestry and Biodiversity Division, TERI.

Unorthodox approach to resolving NPAs

18 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Creating equity funds to take over distressed firms would help banks recover loans and also turn around projects, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

How the cement industry is helping India meet its climate goals

16 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

Given the cement industry's achievements in energy efficiency and use of fly ash and steel industry slag, taking alternative fuel usage, including the existing commitment to use plastic waste, to the European level of 40% by 2025 should be worth attempting. This is an ambitious target though not unrealistic, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Efficient management of waste disposal sites can curb air pollution

14 Nov 2018 |
Dr Suneel Pandey
| Hindustan Times

The practical way to deal with such legacy dumpsites, which are a source of local air pollution and fire accidents, is to stabilise the slopes. We must start recovering the landfill gas and then either flaring or harvesting it to be used as a potential fuel, says Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI.

Improved inspection and maintenance for vehicles will make our air breathable

12 Nov 2018 |
Ms Anju Goel
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Mr Jai Kishan Malik
| Hindustan Times

While there are multiple sources including biomass burning, industries, power plants and agriculture residue burning that are responsible for the deteriorating air quality, the transport sector is among the biggest contributors to air pollution, say Dr Anju Goel, Fellow, and Mr Jai Kishan Malik, Research Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Reducing construction dust will help clean Delhi

09 Nov 2018 |
Ms Sonia Rani
| Hindustan Times

Extraordinary efforts must be made by developers in applying dust control measures specially at project sites, says Ms Sonia Rani, Fellow, Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI

Reasons for hope in the face of climate change

03 Nov 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

India is yet to get its act together in electric vehicles, solar thermal plants and batteries. It can import these, or leapfrog to global frontiers in usage and manufacture, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.