COVID-19 lockdown: A much-needed break for nature

15 May 2020

The pandemic has provided us — governments, corporates, and individuals — the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where we lost our way. I hope that each of us seizes this moment to make changes in how we live and consume, so we are true to our traditional beliefs — that all life on earth is one single family.

बनारसी साड़ी की चमक पर छाया कोरोना का अँधेरा

14 May 2020

जिनके कारखाने पहले पावर लूम के शोर से गुलज़ार रहते थे अब वहां उदासी छायी हुई है। लॉकडाउन ने बनारसी साड़ी के कारोबार को रोक दिया है। लेकिन इस क्षेत्र में प्रवासियों को रोज़गार के मौक़े नज़र आ रहे हैं।

Plant root microbes that help reduce chemical fertilisers and boost agriculture production

07 May 2020

Mycorrhizae is a symbiotic relationship between plant roots and fungi. Mycorrhizae technology developed by TERI has shown 50% reduction in usage of chemical fertilisers in crops such as wheat and maize.

Impact of Coronavirus on the Indian Energy Sector

07 May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a radical slowing of economic activity across India, as industries scale-back production, employees work from home, and communities enter lockdown. As a result, we have seen significant impacts on the Indian energy sector, both short-term implications as well as some of the possible longer-term ones that are yet to materialize.

COVID-19 lockdown: Cleaner air and health benefits

07 May 2020 | Dr Sujit K Ghosh

During COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the clear skies and clean air have turned out to be the blessings in disguise for the millions affected due to air pollution in India.

The equilibrium of attention: Will the supply chain provide impetus to achieving sustainability?

05 May 2020

Will India's push for resource efficiency and circular economy also resonate among sustainability stakeholders in Indian industries

Let fresh air flow in: Solar Passive Architecture can make buildings resilient to Covid 19

01 May 2020

The Covid 19 pandemic conditions pose challenges for air-conditioned buildings and their occupants. One solution is to look at passive architecture office buildings that maintain indoor temperature through the right mix of fresh air and recirculation, daylighting and artificial lighting etc.

Food safety during Coronavirus: How to clean fruits and vegetables at home

01 May 2020

Should you wash your fruits and vegetables with soap or detergent or is there a better, natural way to protect what you eat from possible pathogens

COVID-19: It's time to scale up cold chain infrastructure in India

01 May 2020 | Mr Gaurav Phore

While the world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are taking the strongest measures to avoid the potential impact of this crisis on their citizen's lives, economy, and healthcare.

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