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TERI's Waste NAMA project collaborates with The Goan to spread awareness in Panaji

Article
| August 6, 2020

GIZ India and TERI under the Indo-German project titled 'Development and Management of Waste NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) in India' have adopted the city of Panaji for pilot demonstration of better waste management practices.

Guidelines for Evaluation of Nano-based Agri-input and Food Products in India

Policy brief
| August 6, 2020

Nanobiotechnology applications in food production and agriculture have a lot of potential. However, India did not have adequate guidelines to regulate the same. Until now.

Exploring optimal strategies for aquatic macrophyte pre-treatment: Sustainable feedstock for biohydrogen production.

Research Paper
| August 5, 2020

Aquatic macrophytes; Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Azolla, biomass have certain advantages over terrestrial plant biomass to use as non-edible feed for 2nd generation bioenergy production. This is mainly due to the lower lignin content and higher productivity of aquatic macrophytes. These macrophytes do not require arable land. Present study explored on development of factorial approach based optimal pretreatment process for mild acid hydrolysis of Eichhornia crassipes and Azolla microphylla biomass for conversion to fermentable sugars.

सोलर से चमके झारखण्ड के स्कूल: लालटेन और दिए से मिली छुट्टी

Article
| August 5, 2020

जगमग पाठशाला परियोजना के अंतर्गत गुमला के बिशुनपुर प्रखंड में कुल 12 विद्यालयों में सोलर पावर प्लांट की स्थापना की गयी। विद्यालयों में स्थापित इन पावर प्लांट्स में इतनी क्षमता है कि विद्यालय की सभी कक्षाओं, कार्यालयों, शौचालय एवं रसोई घर में पर्याप्त रौशनी की सुविधा होती है।

Analysing the barriers to promote energy-efficient air conditioners in India

Policy brief
| August 4, 2020

The higher penetration of super energy-efficient 5-star ACs in India helps in achieving lower electricity consumption, lower peak demand, reduced energy bills, and lower carbon footprints.

COVID-19 lockdown: Impacts on the auto-rickshaw community

Article
| July 29, 2020

Auto-rickshaws or three-wheelers have become a crucial part of the mobility ecosystem in urban India. One of the most economical modes to travel, autos are popular within cities, particularly for the middle class for short and medium-distance trips within a city.

प्लास्टिक कूड़े के ढेर बन रहे हैं हमारे समुद्र: मिलकर उठाने होंगे कदम

Article
| July 28, 2020

महासागर सबसे बड़े डंपिंग ग्राउंड बन रहे हैं जिसमें हर साल एक मिलियन टन प्लास्टिक कूड़ा पहुँच रहा है। महासागरों में मौजूद लगभग 80 फीसदी कूड़ा, प्लास्टिक का कूड़ा है। इससे समुद्री आबादी जोखिम में है। प्लास्टिक कचरे का उचित प्रबंधन कर इसे रोका जा सकता है।

Carbon finance is a way to conserve India's tigers and their habitat

Article
| July 28, 2020

Ahead of International Tiger Day on 29th July, our ecologist Yatish Lele highlights TERI's efforts to measure the value of ecosystem services in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, reducing human-wildlife conflict in protected areas of India, and public awareness towards wildlife conservation.

The impact of stubble burning and poor air quality in India during the time of COVID-19

Article
| July 27, 2020

A holistic approach by government and farmers alike is needed to address the problem of burning crop stubble, which comes at a huge environmental and health cost