With a population of about 315,310 persons in 2011 (Census, Government of India), the city of Alwar is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Rajasthan state as well as the National Capital Region (NCR) in India. The rapid pace of industrialisation in the city is accompanied by increasing residential, commercial and industrial areas in the city, which have increased pressures on the existing infrastructure.
When the quake jolted, sun paved the way for survival - The solar lanterns provided by TERI to the earthquake survivors in Nepal aided as much-needed light source in testing times Hundreds of earthquake-affected families in Ratanchaura and Baseshwor Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Sindhuli district are no longer sitting in darkness after receiving solar-powered lamps donated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
A TERI initiative, funded by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation, in chosen villages of Uttarakhand has been working to revitalise the region's traditional crops and practices to improve local food security in a sustainable manner. While these crops are rich in many important nutrients and resilient to disease, drought, etc., their use and acceptability had declined over the years.