Opinion

River linking is no smooth-sailing exercise

18 Jan 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

Disagreement between States, absence of a legal framework for Central intervention and environmental issues are obstacles, says Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Modi government flagship Saubhagya scheme achieves 95% target; universal electricity access close to reality

16 Jan 2019 |
Ms Bigsna Gill
| Ms Astha Gupta
| The Financial Express

On the eve of 2019, the dashboard of Saubhagya scheme reflected 95% achievement of the target, indicating remarkable progress in a relatively short period of time, say Ms Bigsna Gill, Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI and Ms Astha Gupta, lead country analyst and coordinator (India) at the International Energy Agency.

Comprehensive crop-residue management is needed to improve air quality

09 Jan 2019 |
Dr Arindam Datta
| ET Energy World

It is important to deploy different strategies for stubble management at different places based on the available technology, says Dr Arindam Datta, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Towards a clean Ganga

30 Dec 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Statesman

To overcome the challenges for bringing about a clean Ganga by 2020, as per the government’s promise, a mass movement must be launched straightaway with the goal of achieving this within the target date, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI

New rules, old games

19 Dec 2018 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The Indian Express

Katowice climate conference offers flexibility to developing nations but also familiar platitudes, says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI

Revisit PPPs for reviving investments

15 Dec 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The risk of uncertain cash flows through user charges should be borne by the State rather than the private investor, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

We need better reporting of household air pollution

07 Dec 2018 |
Mr Martand Shardul
| Hindustan Times

It is vital to institutionalise effective mechanisms for reporting of air pollution-related disease burden at last mile locations, says Mr Martand Shardul, Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Electrifying India: Learnings from Ambedkar

28 Nov 2018 |
Mr Debajit Palit
| The Financial Express

Dr B R Ambedkar's belief was that cheap and abundant electricity can only be provided through a centralised system, says Mr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

How air pollution in Delhi is affecting our children

26 Nov 2018 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| Hindustan Times

Ozone pollution is dreadful news for young children because studies show that the gas alters the epithelial permeability of the lung, and it is well known that lung development continues in the postnatal period, says Dr Meena Sehgal, Senior Fellow, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI