Yearender 2020

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Plastic Waste Management: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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Climate Action: What's Next for India?

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Publications

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

Article
| 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?

जलवायु परिवर्तन: बढ़ती गर्मी में कूलिंग ऐशोआराम नहीं बल्कि एक ज़रूरत

Article
| July 10, 2020

आने वाले वक़्त में तापमान बढ़ेगा। बढ़ती हुई गर्मी के साथ देश में कूलिंग की ज़रूरत कई गुना बढ़ जाएगी। कूलिंग की आवश्यकताओं को नियंत्रित करने के लिए हमें एनर्जी कंज़र्वेशन बिल्डिंग कोड्स और ग्रीन बिल्डिंग रेटिंग को बड़े पैमाने पर अपनाने की ज़रूरत है। "कूलिंग इंडिया" को एक अभियान की तरह आगे बढ़ाना होगा।

Vulnerability Index Tool: Vulnerability assessment for health

Article
| July 9, 2020

A prototype digital tool is being developed for state health departments in India to upload data, and the vulnerability index can be generated using the tool.

Air Pollution Health Effects online tool

Article
| July 9, 2020

This tool was created in collaboration with researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Statconsulta and sponsored by DST.