Opinion

High time States set up water regulators

04 Jun 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

They should regulate tariffs for agriculture, industry and households, settle disputes, and ensure equitable and quality access, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Creating jobs through garment exports

20 May 2019 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The state must play a greater role in creating manufacturing jobs. Setting up more textile SEZs is an option, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

It's time to overhaul water pricing norms

08 May 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

The determination of water-use charges has to be rational, consultative and transparent, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI

Integrated means of managing water

02 May 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| Deccan Herald

The Dublin principles emphasise the need for actions at grassroots level for policy effectiveness, which results in the participatory approach to water management widely known as the bottom-up approach, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Bridging the last mile: Accelerating access to cooking energy in India

24 Apr 2019 |
Mr Amit Kumar
| Economic Times

The transition requires a combination of clean cooking solutions just like urban households that use LPG as well as electricity for cooking and use of multiple electrical cooking appliances simultaneously, says Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI.

Endowment funds created through DMFs can protect projects against price fluctuations

19 Apr 2019 |
Ms Joyita Ghose
| The Financial Express

Endowment funds created through District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) can increase the period for which funds are available and protect projects against price fluctuations, says Ms Joyita Ghose, Associate Fellow, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI.

Getting clean air back

06 Apr 2019 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

Air pollution can be brought down to near permissible levels within five years with the use of the right regulatory and policy instruments, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Water, sanitation and hygiene must be looked at holistically

21 Mar 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Hindu Business Line

India has to grapple with many challenges it its quest to provide safe drinking water and access to adequate sanitation to all by 2030, says Dr S K Sarkar, Senior Director, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Rights of forest dwellers: Recent SC verdict exacerbates injustice done

13 Mar 2019 |
Dr Jitendra Vir Sharma
| Financial Express

It is imperative to have a third-party non-government agency that can assess the claims that have been recognised and rejected, using geographic information system and remote sensing technology, says Dr Jitendra Vir Sharma, Director, Forestry & Biodiversity Division, TERI.