Nano biofertilisers can be a 'disruptive technology' in Indian agriculture

11 Mar 2020

There are no dangers of fertiliser runoffs that contaminate natural water bodies and adversely impact human health and environment. Also, miniscule amounts of nano biofertilisers give maximum impact, making these a much better an option than the chemical ones.

खाद्य सुरक्षा संकट को मिटाना है तो पोषण, भुखमरी और सतत कृषि को एक साथ समझना ज़रूरी

25 Feb 2020

भारत की जनसंख्या अभी 1.04% की सालाना दर से बढ़ रही है। 2030 तक जनसँख्या 1.5 अरब तक पहुँचने का अनुमान है लेकिन इतनी बड़ी जनसँख्या का पेट भरने के लिए खाद्यान उत्पादन में अनेक समस्याएं हैं। जलवायु परिवर्तन न सिर्फ़ आजीविका, पानी की आपूर्ति और मानव स्वास्थ्य के लिए खतरा पैदा कर रहा है बल्कि खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए भी चुनौती खड़ी कर रहा है। ऐसे में यह सवाल पैदा होता है कि क्या भारत जलवायु परिवर्तन के खतरों के बीच आने वाले समय में इतनी बड़ी जनसँख्या का पेट भरने के लिए तैयार है?

Saving Punjab's groundwater, one agricultural pump at a time

19 Jun 2019

A scheme in Punjab delivers direct monetary benefit to farmers for using agricultural pumps more efficiently

A biomass-solar combination for cold storage of farm produce

09 May 2019

A novel way of utlising biomass and solar power to create cold storage facility in rural areas

Making medicinal plant wealth work for Northeast India

04 Jan 2019

Northeast India has a wealth of medicinal plants that make their way to Indian and foreign markets. If grown sustainably, the sector can be a major bio-resource for the region.

Improving soil microorganisms for sturdier tea cultivation, come drought or flood

20 Dec 2018

TERI is working in Assam to reengineer plant root-associated microbes to make tea cultivation more resistant to biotic and abiotic challenges

Producing hydrogen from agriculture waste - the microbial way

29 Oct 2018

Intensive research explorations are being carried out at TERI for hydrogen production from agri-residue woody biomass

Water-food-energy nexus in India

15 Jun 2018

In these times of agriculture crisis and falling water tables, it is important to rework policies to better address key challenges in the irrigation-power space

Paddy Residue Burning: Drivers, Challenges and Potential Solutions

05 Mar 2018

Paddy residue burning has been viewed mainly as a challenge of residue management. Its mismanagement in the states of Punjab and Haryana has led to annual winter smog and health problems in Delhi and other places in North India.