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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

Reduce marine plastic litter now to turn challenges into opportunities

Article
| July 27, 2020

Marine plastic litter is a global result of our local actions and inactions. The focus should not only be on removing plastic but also on the creation of economic models, development of strategies, and proper prediction of future consumption patterns.

कोल्ड चेन इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर: कोविड 19 महामारी में गरीबों को खाद्य सुरक्षा एवं स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं के लिए ज़रूरी

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| July 24, 2020

विकासशील देशों में बड़े स्तर पर खाद्यान उत्पादन के बावजूद बहुत सारा खाद्यान सप्लाई चेन में ही नष्ट हो जाता है। इसका एक बड़ा कारण अच्छे कोल्ड चेन ढाँचे की कमी माना जाता है।

Bringing down the sun to power India's small enterprises

Article
| July 24, 2020

A study by TERI explored the feasibility and potential of solar PV applications in the MSME sector in rural India. Here's what it found

Assessment of groundwater quality of CKDu affected uddanam region in Srikakulam district and across Andhra Pradesh, India

Research Paper
| July 23, 2020

Uddanam region in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India, is a CKD hotspot with high prevalence of CKD of unknown etiology (CKDu). A number of investigators have suggested that groundwater contamination could be one of the factors contributing to the high prevalence of CKDu in this region. This study was focused on the monitoring and assessment of groundwater quality of Uddanam region and also in identifying potential etiological factors of CKDu from drinking water.

COVID-19 and food insecurity: How social schemes will help migrant workers?

Article
| July 22, 2020

With no source of income in the COVID-19 lockdown, an unprecedented migrant crisis unfolded in India. Government aid can reduce the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the food security of migrant workers.

Strategy for fostering Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in Goa

Policy brief
| July 14, 2020

The strategy paper for Goa presents an overall state-level action plan to mainstream resource efficiency and circular economy and foster sustainable management of resources in the state.

The RFCTLARR Act, 2013: Are the outcomes fair?

Article
| July 14, 2020

The land acquisition regime created by The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013 seeks to make the affected persons partners in development leading to an improvement in their social and economic conditions. Six years since its enactment, it is worthwhile to critique the Act and the implementation practices with respect to the livelihood-dependent families and women.

Human Gut Microbiota and Mental Health: Advancements and Challenges in Microbe-Based Therapeutic Interventions

Research Paper
| July 13, 2020

Gut microbes play prime role in human health and have shown to exert their influence on various physiological responses including neurological functions. Growing evidences in recent years have indicated a key role of gut microbiota in contributing to mental health. The connection between gut and brain is modulated by microbes via neural, neuroendocrinal and metabolic pathways that are mediated through various neurotransmitters and their precursors, hormones, cytokines and bioactive metabolites. Impaired functioning of this connection can lead to manifestation of mental disorders.

Fuel price hikes and choices for sustainable transportation in India

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| July 13, 2020

What will be the possible impact of a rise in fuel costs, especially diesel, and some of the sustainable solutions for the short term and medium-to-long term horizons? Which mode of transportation would suffer most from higher fuel prices in India?