Opinion

Reviving traditional water bodies is essential for smart cities

31 Mar 2017 |
Ms Sonia Grover
,
Dr Fayaz Ahmad Malla
| DailyO

India's history is witness to how well-planned cities of our ancient civilisation were equipped with outstanding systems of water harvesting and drainage, say Ms Sonia Grover, Associate Fellow and Dr Fayaz Ahmad Malla, Research Associate, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Learning the art of architecture

30 Mar 2017 |
| Ms Chitrangada Bisht
| The Pioneer

To make sustainable and high performance buildings, the right combination of passive and active design strategies must be used to minimise resource use, says Ms Chitrangada Bisht, Programme Manager & Area Convenor, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment Council, Sustainable Habitat division, TERI.

Does India need a new forest policy?

21 Mar 2017 |
Dr Pia Sethi
| The Hindustan Times

A new forest policy provides an opportunity to keep pace with the times, recognise important milestones in Indian forestry such gram sabha-based governance, the role of community-owned and managed areas or issues such as biodiversity lying outside protected areas, says Dr Pia Sethi, Fellow, Forestry & Biodiversity division, TERI.

Even Waste Water Shouldn't Be Wasted

18 Mar 2017 |
| The Hindu Business Line

Waste water is not just an ecological imperative, it opens up business opportunities as well, says Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow & Director, Water Resources division, TERI.

Digitising payments via the sun

20 Feb 2017 |
| The Financial Express

Solar can be the answer to India's electricity needs, and also boosts digital payments, says Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Social Transformation Division, TERI.

 

Pollution in cities: remedial action must

15 Feb 2017 |
Mr Jai Kishan Malik
,
Mr Sumit Sharma
| Deccan Herald

A recent study by The Energy and Resources Institute showed that the whole Indo-Gangetic plain is severely polluted on account of particulate matter. The study concludes that the situation would relentlessly worsen and spread to other parts of the country if remedial actions are not taken immediately, say Mr Jai Kishan Malik, Research Associate and Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI.

Invasive species: Its adaptability and harmful effects

12 Feb 2017 |
Dr Chetan A Gaonkar
| The Goan

There are over 18 harmful different species of plants and animals that are reported along the Indian coastline that might have got invaded and established, notes Dr Chetan A Gaonkar, Research Associate, TERI Western Regional Centre, along with co-author Mr A C Anil

Marine Bioinvasion

11 Feb 2017 |
Dr Chetan A Gaonkar
| The Goan

With increased globalization, biological invasion of non-native species into native biodiversity of any bioregion is a threat to cope with, and the consequences of such invasions are being realized increasingly in recent years writes Dr Chetan A Gaonkar, Research Associate, TERI Western Regional Centre, along with co-author Mr AC Anil.

Cleaning up the mess off Chennai coast

11 Feb 2017 |
Dr Banwari Lal
| Deccan Herald

TERI's customised Oilzapper technology -- a crude oil and oily sludge degrading microbial consortium formulation derived from five naturally occurring micro-organisms -- could be beneficial to accelerate the degradation of oil and residual sludge at the latest oil spill locations in the Chennai coast, says Dr Banwari Lal, Senior Director, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, TERI.

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

10 Feb 2017 |
Mr Nishant Jain
| Zee News

Agriculture needs to be seen within the framework of an intricate and holistic value chain with the interlinked elements. To improve the state of agriculture in India, the time is ripe to incentivize private sector in order to gain from their abilities, says Mr Nishant Jain, Research Associate, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI.