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.
01 Oct 2019| Dr John S Moolakkattu
As India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr John S Moolakkattu revisits Gandhi's thinking and views on environment. In his book, Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment, he says that Gandhi's environmentalism fitted in with his overall vision for India and the world that sought to extract from nature what is absolutely necessary for human sustenance. His ideas on environment are intimately linked with his ideas relating to the polity, economy, health, and development.
27 Sep 2019
Over the past decades, global plastic production and consumption have witnessed a meteoric rise. While the harmful effects of plastic utilization are many, we seem incapable of weaning ourselves away from it. Single-use plastic items have caused a lot of damage to the environment and there's an urgent need to collectively curb its usage, monitor its disposal, and, if possible, avoid using it altogether.
26 Sep 2019| Ms Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
"Balloons are deadlier than bombs," says Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Your celebration means the death of thousands of birds and animals annually. It is time you stopped wasting important resources like helium for meaningless rituals.
20 Sep 2019
Degraded land is an underperforming asset and poses significant risks to a wide spectrum of industries. There are, however, opportunities and benefits for businesses by adopting sustainable land management (SLM) in their value chains.
19 Sep 2019| Madhulika Sharma
Sustainability in businesses has moved from a compliance based approach to an impact measurement and mitigation approach
27 Aug 2019
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, aims to address the long standing popular discontent over perceived arbitrariness of State action in land acquisition matters by creating an elaborate scheme of engagement with affected communities by incorporating the provision of social impact assessment.
26 Aug 2019
TERI's Oilzapper technology uses naturally occurring microorganisms to transform hydrocarbon contaminants in soil to non-toxic compounds
16 Aug 2019
The latest blog in our ongoing series explores material use and resource efficiency potential in India's e-vehicle sector
09 Aug 2019
'Liveability' of late is an inherent part of planning.