Frost & Sullivan, TERI to honour sustainable development practices at the Sustainability 4.0 Awards

16 Nov 2017
| The Hindu Business Line

Frost & Sullivan and TERI have come together to recognize enterprises and emerging innovators leading the change in the sustainability space. The ninth edition of \'Sustainability 4.0 Awards\' will be held in June 2018 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. The awards aim to acknowledge the top-performing companies that have augmented their focus on excellent sustainability strategies and extended efforts toward building a holistic business, society and environment.

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NRL lights up seven villages in Assam

14 Nov 2017
| United News of India

Treading another step towards accomplishing its CSR objective of improving rural infrastructure, Numaligarh Refinery Limited provided Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHLS) to 290 un-electrified households in 7 villages in Assam during 2016-17. TERI was the partner Institute in planning, designing and implementation of the project. Villages covered under this rural electrification scheme are Lettekuchapori, Dhansiri Hahsara, Goroimari Balichapori, Borpak Nagabali, Madhabpur, Madhupur &

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Gasifier plant landfill site to light up Navi Mumbai areas

13 Nov 2017
| The Times of India

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will be commissioning a green waste for electricity generation at its Turbhe landfill site mid-December. It is a pilot project undertaken with TERI under the Eco City programme to reduce the carbon footprint. TERI has developed a gasifier that will be installed at the site to generate 20 KW (kilowatt) daily to light up the high masts at the landfill site.

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Exemptions could reduce efficacy of odd-even scheme

09 Nov 2017
| PTI News

In a statement, Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, said that odd-even has limited potential for reducing pollution in Delhi. As per TERI estimates, it led to reduction of four to seven per cent last year. TERI recommends its use for limited period only during air quality emergency conditions. Exemptions given in the scheme could further reduce its effectiveness, Mr Sharma said.

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MSMEs an important chapter in Indian economy: Swiss diplomat

31 Oct 2017
| The Economic Times

Small and medium enterprises account for over half of employment worldwide, Swiss envoy to India Mr Andreas Baum said, noting that this sector will continue to be an important chapter in the Indian economy. Mr Baum, however, pointed out that access to finance and technology are two important challenges for the MSME sector, which is the \"key engine\" of job creation and economic growth in both developing and developed countries. The ambassador was addressing a two-day \'National Summit on

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Upgrade municipalities, train workers to make Swachh Bharat effective: TERI

28 Oct 2017
| Business Standard

Goals of the Swachh Bharat Mission can not be attained without upgradation of urban local bodies with latest technology and knowledge, and linking them with career advancement, recommends a report by TERI. It also highlights the plight of the people involved in de-sludging suggesting that the government should impart required skills to such people and combine training with immediate placement. The report has recommended that by bringing in the improvements in the capacities of the key

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Marathwada in top 10 highly vulnerable districts in state

26 Oct 2017
| The Times of India

Marathwada districts of Hingoli (5) and Jalna (7) figure in the list of top 10 districts of Maharashtra having high environmental vulnerability index with Aurangabad bagging the 27th spot. The whole of Marathwada has been projected as the second most susceptible division in the state in terms of occurrence of natural crisis. TERI and UK Met Office were supplied with additional weather-related statistics to project consequences of the climate change in different parts of Maharashtra as part

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Estimation of impact of pollution on health uncertain, says TERI

24 Oct 2017
| The Pioneer

With extremely high pollutant concentrations, health impacts are expected to be high in India. However, exact estimations still remain uncertain due to dearth of relevant health impact studies, said Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, in a statement. TERI has sought commissioning of studies to ascertain the impact of pollution on health.

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ICFRE and TERI sign MoU for research on forest

18 Oct 2017
| The Times of India

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the environment ministry, and TERI for collaborative research. Both the institutions will collaborate in the areas of forestry and environmental research, land degradation, forest biodiversity, forest biotechnology, forest economics, resource mapping, climate change, policy research and capacity building for a period of 10 years. They will support

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Maharashtra government gets ready to cope with climate change

11 Oct 2017
| Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared an adaptation policy to help the state cope with changing climatic conditions and its adverse impact. Prepared by TERI, the policy suggested strict norms to reduce pollution through vehicles in cities, conservation of mangroves, plantation of trees on both the sides of the roads and constructing shelters at specific distances (in case of natural calamities), a policy for treatment of sewage water to reduce demand of drinking water, revival of lakes and

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Apex court re-imposes ban on cracker sales in Delhi-NCR

09 Oct 2017
| The Hindu Business Line

The Supreme Court has re-imposed the ban on sale of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying there was "direct evidence of deterioration of air quality" every year during Diwali on account of bursting of crackers. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, the order will play a crucial role in regulating air pollution in the region and reduce the impact on human health. The ban will ensure that the levels of air pollutants do not reach as high as they did last year around Diwali.

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Tata Steel, TERI launch 'Green School Project' in Odisha

19 Sep 2017
| Business Standard

Tata Steel has in association with TERI launched an initiative to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in Odisha's Jajpur district. They have started the first series of workshops for the students at their Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur under the "Green School Project".