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Emerging role of bike (motorcycle) taxis in urban mobility

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Mineral auctions in India: Winner's curse or owner's pride?

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Food safety during Coronavirus: How to clean fruits and vegetables at home

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Publications

An Audit of Mechanized Road Sweeping Operations in National Capital of India- A case Study

Research Paper
| June 3, 2020

Air pollution has increasingly become a serious concern, predominantly because of its impact on health, agriculture and the general well-being of humans, floral and faunal population. A study in 2018 revealed, dust and construction contribute 17% and 38% of PM2.5 concentrations and 25% and 41% of PM10 concentration in Delhi during summer and winters respectively. Indicating a clear demand to reduce exhaust and non-exhaust emissions, from the city- particularly associated with roads dust.

An Audit of Mechanized Road Sweeping Operations in National Capital of India- A case Study

Research Paper
| June 3, 2020

Air pollution has increasingly become a serious concern, predominantly because of its impact on health, agriculture and the general well-being of humans, floral and faunal population. A study in 2018 revealed, dust and construction contribute 17% and 38% of PM2.5 concentrations and 25% and 41% of PM10 concentration in Delhi during summer and winters respectively. Indicating a clear demand to reduce exhaust and non-exhaust emissions, from the city- particularly associated with roads dust.

World Environment Day 2020: Cultivating biodiversity one backyard at a time

Article
| June 3, 2020

Acknowledging our interconnectedness to biodiversity might help in preventing climate-induced disasters and pandemics in the future.

India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

Article
| June 3, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of migrants head home, without any promise of livelihood, India's forestry and biodiversity resources can offer a ray of hope. There are solutions and mechanisms in place, but they need to be implemented with conviction. Dr. JV Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI, explains.

Impact of COVID-19 on gender gains towards SDG 5

Article
| May 27, 2020

The pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has impacted the genders differently, causing a shift in the demand and supply of employment opportunities, particularly for women employed in casual and informal jobs, both in the urban and rural areas.

Greening Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery in India: A New Virus, A New India

Policy brief
| May 26, 2020

India's economic recovery post the COVID-19 crisis should use fiscal instruments to create an inclusive and green economy that also helps India achieve the global sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Women in agriculture: Enhancing their role and promoting sustainability and livelihood support

Policy brief
| May 26, 2020

The paper looks at enhancing the role of women in agriculture and allied activities and providing institutional support

कोविड -19 और यात्री परिवहन - फिर से कार और मोटरसाइकिल के स्थान पर साइकिल और पदयात्रा की ओर

Article
| May 26, 2020

जब इस महामारी का दौर धीमा होगा या थम जाएगा तब हमारे जीने के तरीके बदल जाएंगे। लॉकडाउन में यात्री परिवहन थम गया था। अब धीरे धीरे सार्वजनिक परिवहन व्यवस्था को शुरू किया जा रहा है। लेकिन सार्वजनिक परिवहनों में शारीरिक दूरी बनाना मुश्किल है। हमें यातायात के विभिन्न माध्यमों पर विचार करना होगा और उसमें बदलाव करने होंगे।

An Audit of Municipal Solid Waste Management System in Selected Wards of Varanasi - A Case Study

Research Paper
| May 24, 2020

Growing population, increasing urbanization and changing lifestyles impact the municipal solid waste (MSW) generation quantities, stressing the management infrastructure and cities ability to manage waste. To understand the existing MSW management scenario, level of implementation of waste management Rules, 2016 and citizen’s engagement, an audit of MSW management system was conducted in the area of Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) between 23rd September 2019 to 01st February 2020.

Improving Sustainable Energy Access among SC/ST Community in Chamarajanagara District of Karnataka

Research Paper
| May 20, 2020

The main objective of the project was to improve the indoor air quality among SC&ST households in Chamarajanagara district, Karnataka state, through provision of clean energy solutions for cooking and lighting. This intervention was undertaken by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the support of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.