Opinion

Employ high-tech for climate change adaptation

31 Mar 2020 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Pioneer

To combat the impact of global warming, it is vital to improve innovation in providing support for new technologies in the water sector, in devising innovative instruments for enhancing groundwater storage and ensuring active participation of various stakeholders, including the private sector, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

A holistic strategy is required to deal with Covid-19

30 Mar 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The government should not look at the fiscal deficit till the pandemic is contained, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

World Water Day | Managing challenges for water access to all

20 Mar 2020 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| Money Control

The Jal Jeevan Mission scheme aims to increase the water connections from the existing 18.3 percent to 100 percent in rural households by 2024, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

A truly bright future for renewables

10 Mar 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Renewable energy with storage has just turned cheaper than thermal power. India can now emerge as a clean energy leader, says Mr Ajay Shankar,  Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Hope on air quality: How air quality in north India can be transformed within 5 years

04 Mar 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

Since the causes of, and mitigation measures for air pollution are better understood now, it is time to raise the nation's ambition to get fully clean air by 2025, says Mr Ajay Shankar,  Distinguished Fellow, TERI

No More Dry Days! Why the Next Delhi Government Must Prioritise 24/7 Water Supply

10 Feb 2020 |
Ms Sonia Grover
| News 18

Round-the-clock water supply promises many benefits- if it is adopted with due consideration of all techno-financial, social and institutional aspects, say Ms Sonia Grover, Fellow, Water Resources and Ms Niyati Seth, Research Associate, Water Resources, TERI.

Environmental benefits of scrappage policy - Age as the sole criterion meets the requirement

10 Feb 2020 |
Mr Aravind Harikumar
| Dr I V Rao is the former head of R&D and Director, Maruti Suzuki Centre for Excellence
| ET Auto

Considering the present scenario in India, the criterion of 'Age' for implementing scrappage may be the most cost effective method to derive environmental benefits, say Dr I V Rao is the former head of R&D and Director, Maruti Suzuki Centre for Excellence and Mr Aravind Harikumar, Research Associate, Transport & Urban Governance, TERI.

Revival lessons from 2008 stimulus

22 Jan 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

The persisting downturn is resulting in lower revenues and rising deficit, reducing the space for a fiscal stimulus, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

To maintain sustainability, gram sabhas have to be empowered

22 Jan 2020 |
Dr Jitendra Vir Sharma
| Mint

The gram sabha-based forest governance has to be implemented in a large way to maintain sustainability of forests, says Dr J V Sharma, Consultant and Director, Forestry and Biodiversity Division.

Centre must not lose the vision

21 Jan 2020 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| The Pioneer

A consistent renewable energy policy regime with long-term visibility is a prerequisite to encourage private sector investments, whether domestic or foreign, says Mr Amit Kumar,Senior Fellow and Senior Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods, TERI.