Opinion

Clipping the wrong end

05 Oct 2018 |
Mr Thomas Spencer
| The Economic Times

In the current period of higher global prices and a jittery rupee, India, unfortunately, can scarce afford to consume more imported oil, says Mr Thomas Spencer, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Leveraging procurement for Make in India

03 Oct 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

A modest beginning to use public procurement to support domestic industry was made last year when the government decided to mandate preference to domestic suppliers in public procurement, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Restoring public trust: from regulation to a social license

08 Sep 2018 |
Ms Joyita Ghose
,
Dr Preeti Jain Das
| Business World

The challenge for policy makers is to create a regulatory framework that makes socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable resource development projects the norm, rather than the exception, says Ms Joyita Ghose, Associate Fellow, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division and Dr Preeti Jain Das, Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Measure and Manage Health Better

31 Aug 2018 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| ET Health World

The upcoming National Family Health Survey could expand to include new and emerging problems, and assess what hits the population health and productivity the hardest, says Ms Meena Sehgal, Fellow, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI.

Four Ps to power energy access

29 Aug 2018 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| Financial Express

While digital divide has become a common topic, discourse on universal energy access is still limited to practitioners and policy-makers, besides those who are at the receiving end, says Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI

Floods in India: Is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?

23 Aug 2018 |
Mr Prasoon Singh
| Hindustan Times

Steps need to be taken for river and watershed management through an integrated approach. Often these approaches involve both hard engineering solutions and ecologically sustainable soft solutions, says Mr Prasoon Singh, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Supplementing the grid with solar to make 'Power for All' a reality in rural India

07 Aug 2018 |
Mr Debajit Palit
| ET Energy World

The right suite of design solutions and delivery models with innovative financial support mechanisms has the potential for distributed solar to complement the centralised grid and support the Indian government's goal of Power for All by 2022, says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Why energy should be in GST

05 Aug 2018 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

Steep taxes on petrol and diesel add to the cost of economic activity and reduce the Indian economy’s competitiveness. The two fuels must be brought under GST's purview, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, Director-General's Office, TERI.

Monsoon floods will only get worse in India. This is what can be done to help

04 Aug 2018 |
Mr Prasoon Singh
| Daily O

The estimated loss from floods accounts for $7 billion each year in the country, says Mr Prasoon Singh, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Firming up principles of water sharing

24 Jul 2018 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

Invoking settled international rules, the apex court guidelines are key to resolving water allocation to various States, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Policy and Management Division, TERI.