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Restoring land will not only make ecological sense, but money too

01 Sep 2019
| Asian Age

Detailing the highlights of a study, Economic Costs of Land Degradation in India, vis-a-vis a 2018 study, both by TERI, Dr Pia Sethi, Senior Fellow, TERI , said that the annual cost of degradation is greater than what would be the total cost of reclamation in 2030.

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277 farmers join save water initiative

30 Aug 2019
| The Tribune

The 'Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao' campaign, launched by the Punjab government to check depletion of underground water by offering financial benefits to the farmers for every unit of power they save, has started yielding good results. A total subsidy of Rs 15.74 lakh for saving 3,93,645 units has been disbursed among the enrolled consumers of six pilot feeders so far, as per reports of TERI.

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Sikkim urges Centre to withdraw notification opening up peaks

27 Aug 2019
| Business Standard

Delivering the keynote address at the eastern regional consultative workshop organised by TERI under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy, Sikkim Chief Secretary Mr AK Shrivastava, said state governments need to be consulted on economic activities before national policies are framed on sectors such as tourism that involve local sentiments around mountain peaks and forests.

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State finally takes climate change seriously

24 Aug 2019
| The Hindu

In October 2017, the Maharashtra Cabinet gave approval to a climate change policy based on an action plan submitted by TERI. The policy had cautioned of adverse impacts of climate change on agriculture, and possible floods and health-related problems.

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Sustainability is a matter of lifestyle, says Delhi architect Neelanjan Bhowal

23 Aug 2019
| New Indian Express

Green One, a house constructed by architect Neelanjan Bhowal in CR Park is the first residence in India to achieve the five-star SVAGRIHA (Simple Versatile Affordable Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) rating of TERI.

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Sources and factors influencing air pollution

22 Aug 2019
| The Hindu

At the India Clean Air Summit 2019, Dr Sumit Sharma, Director, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI, mentioned how different scientific tools can help design accurate strategies to deal with air pollution.

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The right to water

21 Aug 2019
| Mumbai Mirror

TERI has recently published a piece titled 'India's rampant urban water issues and challenges', explaining how growth in urban population leads to additional water demand. "In 2001," the piece says, "urban population was 285 million and assuming water supply of 135 litres per capita per day, the domestic water demand is estimated at around 38,475 million litres per day.

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Now you see it, but do you really?

18 Aug 2019
| The Statesman

The book "Hide and Seek Tiger" is the fourth in the Anjana-Jim Corbett series published by, based on a rather cruel incident at Lalgarh in West Bengal when a tiger wandered into a locality. Therefrom the book takes the readers on a very detailed description of life in a village adjacent to a forest and thence to adventures.

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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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To meet future energy demands, India is promising a push toward sustainability

16 Aug 2019
| CNBC

TERI is all about providing innovations for sustainable development, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI, told CNBC's Sustainable Energy.

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India must set up 15 GW of solar panel manufacturing capacity over 2-3 years: TERI

08 Aug 2019
| ET Energy World

India should take up full-value chain of solar manufacturing from polysilicon to modules in a phased manner where 15 gigawatt (GW) capacity could be targeted over two to three years for manufacturing of cells and modules to begin with, according to TERI.

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Ghugus air most toxic in Maharashtra: Study

05 Aug 2019
| The Times of India

According to The Status of Maharashtra 2018-19 prepared by TERI for the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Pune is the third-most polluted in the state when it comes to deadly pollutants like benzene and sulphur dioxide SO2 .

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