Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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GIZ-TERI to help Panjim reduce GHG emissions through municipal waste management

| March 26, 2020

Starting May 2020, GIZ-TERI Team will audit all 125 housing societies within the city limits to assess the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and the Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Fostering a Sustainable Urban Future

Policy brief
| March 25, 2020

Carbon footprint of urban public transport systems in Indian cities

Research Paper
| March 23, 2020

Investment in public transport is unarguably one of the most critical measures to be adopted by the Indian city authorities to tackle the issue of rising private vehicles, congestion and pollution. A large number of Indian cities are in the process of planning/implementing public transport projects, mainly – city bus system, bus rapid transit system (BRTS) and metro rail transit system (MRTS). Decisions related to the development of a particular type of public transport system are primarily based on technical and financial criteria.

Managing India's clean energy waste: A roadmap for the solar and storage industry

| March 18, 2020

With the increasing penetration of distributed renewable energy sources such as solar PV and energy storage into the Indian electricity sector, it is necessary to prepare for managing the waste generated from these technologies. The reduce, reuse, and recover approach offers multiple socio-economic benefits besides being environmentally benign.

Jewar international airport: Gender impacts of impending displacement

| March 13, 2020

TERI undertook a study to comprehend the perception of women to the prospective displacement and relocation to a new site following the acquisition of land for the proposed international airport.

Nano biofertilisers can be a 'disruptive technology' in Indian agriculture

| March 11, 2020

There are no dangers of fertiliser runoffs that contaminate natural water bodies and adversely impact human health and environment. Also, miniscule amounts of nano biofertilisers give maximum impact, making these a much better an option than the chemical ones.

Reducing the carton footprint

| March 6, 2020

Market demand and Extended Producer Responsibility can help boost the recycling rates of used beverage cartons in India.

गाँवों में पानी के संकट को मिटाएगा जल जीवन मिशन, आसान नहीं है डगर पनघट की

| March 5, 2020

अभी ग्रामीण घरों में पाइप से पानी की आपूर्ति लगभग 18% है और जल जीवन मिशन में इसे 100% तक पहुंचाने का लक्ष्य है। पिछले साल प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने स्वतंत्रता दिवस 2019 के अवसर पर देश के सभी घरों को पाइप के द्वारा जल उपलब्ध करवाने के लिए “जल जीवन मिशन” की घोषणा की थी। इसके लिए केंद्र और राज्य मिलकर काम करेंगे। घरों तक नल के माध्यम से जल पहुंचाने की इस महत्त्वाकांक्षी परियोजना पर 3.60 लाख करोड़ रुपये लागत आने का अनुमान है, जिसमें केंद्र सरकार 2.08 लाख करोड़ रुपये अंशदान देगी। 'जल जीवन मिशन' के लिए वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 के बजट में 11,500 करोड़ रुपये रुपए आवंटित किए हैं।

National Mineral Policy 2019: a Remedy as Bad as the Disease?

Research Paper
| March 2, 2020

The mineral sector is regulated through the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 (MMDR Act) enacted by Parliament, and the rules there under and the changes in the law (and rules) and the policy have generally been going in step. The MMDR Act was amended in 2015, primarily to make auction the sole mode of granting mineral concessions (i.e. prospecting licences and mining leases). Some consequential changes were also made in the rules: the National Mineral Policy (NMP) of 2019 is thus primarily a revision of NMP of 2008.