Tourism in the new normal post Covid-19: Is eco-tourism the solution?
05 Jul 2021| Mr Jonathan Donald Syiemlieh| | Dr Mini Govindan
The acknowledgement by policymakers, host communities, and even some travellers on the negative effects of mass tourism have led to formulation of policies on sustainable tourism
Sustainable tourism builds on the basic principles of local procurement while assimilating local culture.
Firewood Consumption and Forest Degradation in Himalayan states: A Review of Research Gaps
04 May 2021
The usage and dependence on firewood is more prominent in the Indian Himalayan region due to the additional requirements of room and water heating throughout the year
Improving reliability for underserved communities: How lessons from Nigeria could strengthen the Indian electricity grid
12 Oct 2020| Ms Sachi Graber| | Mr James Sherwood
Designed to help address the millions of customers who remain underserved in Nigeria, the undergrid model has wide-reaching implications for countries – worldwide – particularly countries like India, where reliable last-mile supply of electricity continues to be a challenge.
Bringing down the sun to power India's small enterprises
24 Jul 2020
A study by TERI explored the feasibility and potential of solar PV applications in the MSME sector in rural India. Here's what it found
Can decentralised cold storage models be a piece of the puzzle in easing farmer distress?
29 Apr 2020
Decentralised models such as solar-biomass cold storage can help preserve horticultural produce, giving farmers the freedom to look for the best price and providing a buffer in uncertain times like the Covid-19 crisis
Ujjwala achieves target of 8 cr LPG connections but a lot remains undone
16 Oct 2019
Providing LPG is necessary but not sufficient. The government needs to adopt supplementary measures to incentivize higher utilization of LPG to succeed in its objective of providing clean fuel.
Does access to energy cause human development ? A Granger causality check
11 Dec 2018
Not many have looked into the causality between the percentage of a country’s population with energy access and the corresponding rise in its human development score
Boosting consumer confidence in solar lighting with a million+ solar LEDs
23 Oct 2018| Mr Martand Shardul
Much before urban India, the country's rural population had endorsed LED-based solar lighting. Initiatives such as LaBL share the credit of boosting consumer confidence in such products.
Transcending the challenges: Provisioning universal access to electricity
17 Sep 2018| Mr Martand Shardul
Bridging the electricity access gap has necessitated innovation in terms of product design, business models, service delivery systems, tariffs, financial instruments, and capacity building strategies
The women of Ujjwala
03 Aug 2018| Ms Kavya Bajaj
Evaluating the Ujjwala scheme through the lens of women empowerment and gender equality