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India proposes overhaul of mining sector amid concerns over legality and social impact

03 Sep 2020
| Mongabay

According to Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, who has also been the secretary of the mines ministry, in India, auctioning of mineral concessions was introduced only in 2015, and it is not global best practice and it does not incentivise high-risk venture capital that is needed for exploration at depth for many of the metals we now need, like base metals.

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TERI proposes Rs 40-lakh cr Green Stimulus to revive growth, jobs

26 Aug 2020
| ET Energy World

TERI has released a discussion paper on 'A Fiscally Responsible Green Stimulus' to revive the Indian economy by creating demand and jobs with policy and regulatory interventions using minimal government spending.

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Include national plastic recycling fund, R&D support for zero carbon tech in upcoming Budget: TERI

13 Jan 2020
| The Economic Times

In a meeting held with Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman recently, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI, recommended that resource efficiency, waste management and decarbonisation of the economy need to be the key drivers of India's green strategy.

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Digital economy has emerged as the key driver for global economic growth

07 Nov 2019
| United News of India

The theme for the 6th edition of ICDL is "Digital Transformation for an Agile Environment" and the three-day event will focus on digital library and research, and digital transformation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Incentivising private sector crucial for mining and mineral exploration: TERI

16 Sep 2019
| ET Energy World

Given the complex and widespread nature of regulatory deficit in the mining sector, the time has come to create independent Mining Regulatory Authorities and Tribunals.

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Intensive irrigation, chemical use add to land degradation

16 Aug 2019
| The Hindu Business Line

"Perverse incentives" such as free power for groundwater pumping, nitrogenous fertiliser subsidy, minimum support price only for a few crops, which influences crop choice, may be causing degradation of farmlands, according to TERI Base Paper on land degradation.

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TERI pitches for resource efficiency to minimise environmental degradation

16 Apr 2019
| The Times of India

TERI has submitted a report on resource use efficiency to environment ministry, suggesting use of 6R (reduce, reuse, recycle, redesign, re-manufacture and refurbish) principle to reduce the country's heavy dependence of imported scrap and minimise environmental degradation.

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India on track to fulfilling climate commitments: Harsh Vardhan at World Sustainable Development Summit 2019

12 Feb 2019
| PV Magazine

Delivering the inaugural address at WSDS 2019, Vice President of India Mr Venkaiah Naidu spoke about the many facets of sustainable development like inclusive development, sustainable mobility and urbanisation, energy security, waste management and green innovation.

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New National Mineral Policy Vs The 2008 Policy

24 Sep 2018
| ET Now

The National Minerals Policy, the third policy in the post-reform period, after NMP 1993 and 2008 is currently being finalised and is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Given that the mining sector is still languishing - latest GDP nos show the mining sector grew by just 0.1% in the first quarter even as the eco grew 8.2%. Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, speaks on the issue.

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Mahindra Lifespace, TERI launch centre of excellence focussed on energy efficiency

13 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

In a bid to boost energy-efficient real estate in India, Mahindra Lifespace Developers and TERI have announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE). A research facility, the CoE will aim at developing market-ready and energy-efficient technologies. It will also work towards preparing policy briefs for the Centre and state ministries to promote 'green' development.The information and knowledge sharing enabled by the Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence would facilitate developers to make

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TERI sign MOU to set up a Resource Efficiency Cell

04 Jun 2018
| Business Standard

In the run up to World Environment Day, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and TERI entered a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a resource efficiency cell in the Ministry. The main objectives of the Cell are to provide a platform to mainstream resource efficiency in public policy. It aims to achieve this through coordinated thinking among the various relevant Ministries and agencies for promoting resource efficiency in the use of materials in the country. It also aims to

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Give that old automobile a break!

13 Mar 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles. In the recent policy brief they argue for a

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