Opinion

Towards a clean Ganga

30 Dec 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Statesman

To overcome the challenges for bringing about a clean Ganga by 2020, as per the government’s promise, a mass movement must be launched straightaway with the goal of achieving this within the target date, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI

New rules, old games

19 Dec 2018 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The Indian Express

Katowice climate conference offers flexibility to developing nations but also familiar platitudes, says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI

Revisit PPPs for reviving investments

15 Dec 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The risk of uncertain cash flows through user charges should be borne by the State rather than the private investor, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

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

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.