Projects

Environmental/social performance indicators (ESPIs) and sustainability markers in minerals development: reporting progress towards improved health and human well-being

February 23, 1998 to June 30, 1999
| Completed Project

The objective of this project, was to describe, develop, and test new and improved tools and methods for research on ecosystem approaches to human health and wellbeing. It was a collaborative project with the University of Bath, UK, and the University of Antioch, Colombia. In the Phase I, a conceptual framework of performance indicators and sustainability markers was developed.

Conducting micro-survey of wind resources around selected wind monitoring stations

December 18, 1997 to January 31, 2001
| Completed Project

@ Estimate the mean annual wind speed and the wind power density by extrapolating the wind monitoring station data using the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Programme model @ Prepare a master plan identifying the areas having wind potential using extrapolated data and taking into consideration land, grid availability, and accessibility

Purification of sugarcane juice by membrane separation technique

November 25, 1997 to July 31, 1999
| Completed Project

@ Develop a membrane separation process for the purification of sugar cane juice @ Design, erect, and commission a 10 000-litre/hour membrane filtration plant

Climate change enabling project for the DPR of Korea
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October 18, 1997 to March 31, 2000
| Completed Project

@ Strengthen national capacity in undertaking @ an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change in the DPRK @ an analysis of potential measures and development of a national action plan to adapt to climate change

Bioprospecting of the phytochemical diversity in the plants of family Myrtaceae for pesticidal activity

October 9, 1997 to October 20, 2002
| Completed Project

@ Prepare and fractionate the plant extractives obtained from different plant parts of the diverse germplasm @ Bioassay the crude and fractionated extractives to identify the plant species having maximum pesticidal activity @ Identify the active principle @ Standardize analytical methods for estimation of the active principle

Environment improvement and sustainable development of the Agra-Mathura-Firozabad trapezium of Uttar Pradesh

August 1, 1997 to March 22, 2000
| Completed Project

@ Provide a comprehensive assessment of the prevailing situation in the Taj trapezium, an area of 10 400 square kilometres around Agra @ Recommend appropriate projects for improvements in the state of the environment and the quality of life within the Taj trapezium

Development of a membrane process for clarifying sugarcane juice

March 1, 1997 to February 28, 1998
| Completed Project

Micropropagation Technology Park

January 1, 1997 to April 30, 2002
| Completed Project

@ Mass-propagate various forestry and horticultural species (both fruit crops and ornamentals) through tissue culture @ Develop new micropropagation protocols for economically important plant species

ALGAS (Asia Least-cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy): Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) component

December 20, 1996 to March 31, 2001
| Completed Project

@ Conduct training and make available suitably qualified consultants to assist the DPRK study team that is implementing the project in the country @ Carry out activities for completion of the tasks under the project with the DPRK staff

Villages around Sonshi and Codli mines: a survey report

October 15, 1996 to September 30, 1997
| Completed Project

The objective of the study was to provide Sesa Goa with background information to plan social investment programmes for six mining villages surrounding Sesa Goa’s Sonshi and Codli mines. Among the six villages, four were in North Goa and two in South Goa.