TERI in the News
TERI picks 'youth ambassadors' for Swachh Bharat Mission29 January 2016| Business Standard
TERI has selected a team of 50 "youth ambassadors" from various colleges across the country who will take the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission to local level. TERI selected the "youth ambassadors" by conducting competitions on the theme 'Strengthening Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management'.
2 cos to take up filtration of River Sal26 January 2016| Herald
TERI and Ramboll Foundation plan to introduce River Bank Filtration Technology for River Sal, which is new to Goa but has been used for the Ganges and Haridwar. The project has been undertaken with the idea of lending clean water for agriculture and irrigation purposes for the surrounding areas of River Sal. The project will include digging of two bore wells near the river bank, where the water will flow in through various filtration procedures and will later be filtered again into the second well and pumped out to the final users.
IITGn Palaj crowned king of green campuses19 January 2016| Ahmedabad Mirror
The Palaj campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGn) has bagged the honour of being the greenest campus in India. The campus, built over 400 acres land, has been given a five star rating by Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment for Large Developments (GRIHA LD). GRIHA LD is India's National Rating System for green buildings, developed jointly by GRIHA Council and TERI, to rate environmental performances of large scale developments like educational campuses, townships to mention a few. The rating system judges the overall impact of the development on its surrounding environment.
In winter, Mumbai uses more power for ACs than any other Indian metro: Study11 January 2016| The Times of India
The Indian winter appears to be the warmest in Mumbai going by the pattern of electricity consumption through air conditioners and refrigerators. A study by TERI conducted in 2015 on behalf of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency finds that Mumbai's consumption of power on such cooling appliances (as a percentage of the power usage by a household) is the highest among the households surveyed in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru in both autumn and winter seasons. Over 800 households were surveyed in each of these cities as a part of the study.
Integrated Policy modelling to deal human development issues, says researcher8 January 2016| Business Standard
Policy modelling can play an effective role in dealing with an array of issues related to environmental degradation, for instance, clean energy, air, water, poverty and human development. Human development is encountering different challenges and thus needs policy modelling, which will not only provide directions but will show relevant implications of such policy on the society. Mr Anandajit Goswami, Fellow, TERI, believes that integrated policy modelling needs to be adopted which would integrate all sorts of modelling and address policy research questions in a holistic, integrated manner, as the solutions to the policy questions need amalgamated efforts.
Western Union lights up four remote villages in Bihar6 January 2016| The Times of India
Western Union has collaborated with TERI in erecting solar panels for each household in the selected remote villages of Purnia district. TERI and Jeevika, an initiative by the government of Bihar to support rural livelihoods, is supporting Western Union in this initiative. Each household has got three solar connections- two for electricity and one for cooking. Total 600 solar lamps have been installed under this initiative. Solar lamps provide sustainable option for electricity where kerosene lamps have been used for decades.
Air quality in Delhi on Dec 31 crossed limits: TERI1 January 2016| Indian Express
An analysis carried out by TERI said that air pollution levels violated the prescribed limits on the last day of the year and air quality was very \"poor\" exposing people to high risks of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. The trend analysis at four locations of the city found concentrations \"higher\" with respect to the 24-hourly average standards for PM10, PM2.5 and NOx respectively. TERI is carrying out an analysis on three main air pollutants PM10, PM2.5 and NO2 at four locations in Delhi based on the data from government\'s monitoring network. The objective is to analyse the effect of odd-even cars scheme on air pollutant concentrations in different parts of the city. This exercise will be done till January 20, 2016 to assess pre- and post-air quality scenarios.
TERI comes up with game-changing roadmap to curb pollution23 December 2015| India Today
TERI has sought introduction of cleaner \'Bharat Stage V\' quality fuel by 2018 and \'Bharat Stage VI\' quality fuel by 2020. In a policy brief titled \'Advancement of Fuel Quality and Vehicle Emission Norms in India,\' it has shown how the government can accomplish this. TERI says that it can be a \'game changer\' in reducing air pollution levels in India. Currently, around 50 cities use BS IV quality diesel and petrol. The rest of the country is still driving on inferior quality and environment-degrading BS I-III fuel. All trucks, scooters and bikes run on BS I-III fuel, releasing heavy duty nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the air.
No takers for induction stoves in India19 December 2015| SciDev.Net
Electric induction stoves have limited potential to replace firewood as primary cooking fuel in India but hold promise in replacing liquefied petroleum gas as the secondary fuel, says a study by TERI. In the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, where hydro-electric power is abundant, about 90 per cent of the population lives in electrified rural villages. Despite this, 63 per cent of rural households use firewood for cooking, and almost none use electricity, says the study to be published January in Energy Policy. Of the several programmes to introduce cleaner cooking programmes, one coordinated by TERI in electricityâ€“surplus Himachal Pradesh relies on the popularisation of electric inductions stoves.
Climate pact draft hints at more talks for consensus10 December 2015| Mint
The draft of an agreement released just two days before the end of the Paris climate talks showed climate finance, technology transfer, loss and damage, and historic responsibility of industrialized countries for global carbon emissions continued to divide the rich nations from the rest. This effectively means the burden of reaching a deal falls on heads of states who had gathered in Paris at the start of summit on 30 November. Countries must reach a consensus for a new climate agreement in the post-2020 period. According to Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava, Fellow, TERI, for all practical purposes, the whole draft stands bracketed, suggesting that the outcome of Paris COP will be a political decision. Dr Shrivastava said that while important options are still on the table, application of the principle of differentiation is very weak in different components of proposed agreement, in particular on the issue of transparency.