Opinion

Greening of business

06 Jan 2000 |
Dr R K Pachauri
| Chartered Financial Analyst 5(5)

There is actually no conflict between environmental protection and development. For thousands of years human society has been deeply responsible in ensuring its welfare while at the same time protecting the environment. However, the advent of the industrial revolution in the countries of the northern hemisphere somehow lost sight of the damage that industrial production and consumption of newer and larger quantities of goods and services would do to the environment.

Power sector reforms: resolute stand essential

02 Jan 2000 |
Dr R K Pachauri
| TERI Newswire VI(1)

As this issue goes to press, the power sector in northern India is facing a serious labour problem, with the employees of the UPSEB (Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board) having gone on strike and the danger of other states showing their sympathy by adopting 'work to rule' tactics. The stand taken by the UPSEB employees and unions deserves no public support, because the government of UP has rightly decided to corporatize the electricity industry in the state, with full assurance that all the rights and privileges of the employees will be protected in the new set-up.

To raise apple production in HP with global standards

01 Jan 1970 |
Mr Amit Kumar Thakur
| CSR Times

The CSR project, funded by Container Corporation of India, focuses on improving the quality and productivity of apples in Shimla, Kullu and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh, says Mr Amit Kumar Thakur, Head, CSR Initiatives, TERI.

To prevent recurrent monsoon flooding that brings India's metro cities to a halt, adopt the watershed approach

01 Jan 1970 |
Dr Shresth Tayal
,
Ms Swati Singh
| The Times of India

Adopting a watershed approach to micro-level planning in a city reduces its dependence on imported natural resources like water from outside the city limits, and mitigates the risks of extreme weather events, says Dr Shresth Tayal, Fellow, Water Resources and Forestry Division, TERI and Ms Swati Singh, Research Scholar, TERI University.