Blue skies and brown earth

24 Apr 2020 |
Mr S Sundar
| Business Standard

It has taken a virus, Covid-19, to teach us that a sustainable transport system can and must be developed, says Mr S Sundar, Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

COVID-19 lockdown: Positive consequences for air quality

20 Apr 2020 |
Ms Meena Sehgal
| ETEnergyworld

From an epidemiological perspective, the lockdown provides a real-world scenario of the benefits of implementing drastic measures to mitigate some of the sources of man-made pollution, says Dr Meena Sehgal, Senior Fellow, Environment & Waste Management, TERI

Kovid-19 has exposed the reality of health capabilities and mismanagement of information

17 Apr 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Print

Additional healthcare capabilities will have to be built around the world. Managing communication and information will be a major challenge, say Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow and Ms TCA Avni, Research Associate, TERI.

COVID-19 | Measures to bring the trucking sector back on the road

16 Apr 2020 |
Mr Sharif Qamar
| Money Control

When compared to the government-backed rail transport or corporate-backed aviation sector, the trucking industry is at the forefront of the financial crisis unravelling due to COVID-19, says Mr Sharif Qamar, Associate Fellow, Transport & Urban Governance Division, TERI.

Self-Help Groups rise to Covid challenge

14 Apr 2020 |
Ms Preeti Madan
| The Tribune

The responsiveness demonstrated by SHGs during the Covid-19 crisis at the community level is commendable, says Ms Preeti Madan, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Measures for a swift economic recovery

10 Apr 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

Market sentiment is down. Unless government steps in to generate demand rapidly in the post lockdown period, the economic recovery is likely to be feeble, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Can our waste management systems handle the covid-19 pandemic?

09 Apr 2020 |
Mr Sourabh Manuja
| Mint

The virus can survive for days on surfaces and so there is an urgent need for the country to get its act together on hazardous waste, says Mr Sourabh Manuja, Fellow, Environment & Waste Management, TERI.

Laws of motion: New travel safety norms needed when COVID-19 lockdown ends

08 Apr 2020 |
Mr Shri Prakash
Mr Aravind Harikumar
| News18

Before the resumption of mass transit services in particular, adequate precautionary measures would have to be taken to minimise the spread of the pandemic, say Mr Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow and Aravind Harikumar, Research Associate, Transport & Urban Governance Division, TERI.

A bold economic relief package needed as lockdown eases

08 Apr 2020 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The economic relief package should not be constrained by fiscal deficit concerns and must be large enough to generate additional demand and rejuvenate the economy, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

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.