Research Papers

​Marginalisation of Off-grid Energy Sector in Sri Lanka: What Lessons could be learnt?

Sarangi Gopal K, Pugazenthi, D., Mishra Arabinda. Palit Debajit, Bhttachraya Subhes K
| 2019

Renewable energy-based off-grid projects have played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s universal electrification effort. The paper, in this context, unravels two crucial and quite interrelated aspects of decentralised off-grid electrification in the country: a) it critically analyses the off-grid electricity sector development and assesses its contribution to the universal electrification in the country and; b) it examines the current set of challenges associated with the off-grid electrification in the larger context of massive grid expansion.

Recovery of antioxidants from sugarcane molasses distillery wastewater and its effect on biomethanation.

Kaushik Ankita, Basu Subhankar, Raturi S, Batra Vidya S, Balakrishnan Malini
| 2018

Antioxidants (melanoidins and polyphenols) present in sugarcane molasses distillery wastewater are not readily biodegradable. However, these compounds exhibit potential physiological properties which may be tapped for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications. Recovery of these compounds from distillery wastewater could thus lead to products of commercial interest while improving the conventional biological (anaerobic) treatment step. Three processes viz.

CSR, Governance Framework and Expenditure Pattern in Indian Context: Are we Heading in the Right Direction Post Companies Act 2013?

Thakur Amit Kumar, Datta Manipadma
| 2019

The idea of corporate social responsibility is neither new nor radical. The core principle that the corporation has responsibilities to society beyond profit maximization objectives has long historical roots. The paper discusses various definitions and concepts on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) based on various research articles, papers and books. The paper also discusses the Governance aspects related to CSR and the expenditure pattern of CSR funds post Companies Act 2013. Both qualitative and quantitative methods have been followed in this paper.

Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development

Naresh Chandra Saxena
| 2018

Land Acquisition Law, 2013 tries to do justice to affected project families, but much needs to be done

This volume of the Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development is devoted to reviewing the implementation issues surrounding The New Land Acquisition Law, 2013 and to examine whether the objectives of the law are being met. The six articles in this issue analyse various aspects of land acquisition - displacement, gender issues, provisions of the new law, tribal community issues, and social impact assessment as provisioned under the new law.

​Potential of Bacterial Profile Modification in Enhanced Oil Recovery in Depleted Oil Reservoir

Sharma Neha, Lavania Meeta, Lal Banwari
| 2019

​Due to lack of natural drives in most of the oil reservoir has led to supplementation of the artificial drive viz injection of displacement fluid (either water or gas) within the reservoir. These recoveries are unable to channel the oil from high permeable zones therefore, results in poor sweep efficiency of the oil.

Analytical Investigation of Cymbopogon citratus and Exploiting the Potential of Developed Silver Nanoparticle Against the Dominating Species of Pathogenic Bacteria.

Basera Priyanka, Lavania Meeta, Agnihotri Anil, Lal Banwari
| 2019

Indian biodiversity is a hub for medicinal plants. Extensive research has been carried out to select plants with numerous properties which can be used for human welfare. Present research is about Cymbopogon citratus, an economically valuable medicinal plant.

Laboratory Investigation of Indigenous Consortia TERIJ-188 for Incremental Oil Recovery

Sharma Neha, Lavania Meeta, Kukreti Vipin, Rana Dolly Pal, Lal Banwari
| 2018

Bacterial Profile modification is an efficient process which brings the alteration in permeability of the porous media of the reservoir by selective plugging which eventually recover the residual oil. It is an advantageous and feasible method for residual oil

Evaluating the potential of indigenous methanogenic consortium for enhanced oil and gas recovery from high temperature depleted oil reservoir

Rathi Rohit, Lavania Meeta, Kukreti Vipin, Lal Banwari
| 2018

In past years, lots of research has been focused on the indigenous bacteria and their mechanisms, which help in enhanced oil recovery. Most of the oil wells in Indian subcontinent have temperature higher than 60 °C. Also, the role of methanogenic consortia from high temperature petroleum reservoir for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has not been explored much.

The Newer Paradigms to Link Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

Thakur Amit Kumar and Datta Manipadma
| 2019

CSR has evolved over time and has been gaining more importance for businesses in the context of sustainability and sustainable development (Arevalo, J. A., & Aravind, D, 2011). The concept of CSR is not new to India; historically speaking, social responsibility of companies is a well-established phenomenon in India, and the country has one of the world's richest traditions of CSR (Datta and Thakur 2018).

Empowerment of tribal communities through sericulture programmes in Jharkhand State

Setty H. H. Ninga; Gopal Lasya; Chinnaswamy K P
| 2019

Tasar culture is a forest-based tribal oriented industry. It provides income and employment to the rural poor and tribals in Jharkhand and adjoining states in India. The government of Jharkhand has initiated various sericulture development schemes with the support of the Central Silk Board to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in general and empowerment of tribals in particular. 17 schemes were implemented during the 11th and 12th Five year plan in Jharkhand State by the government.