Articles

India@ 70: Concerns and Opportunities in Waste Recycling In India

23 Feb 2018

Dr Suneel Pandey and his team discussed opportunities in waste recycling sector and the challenges of implementing the waste processing technologies in the India@70 seminar on Concerns and Opportunities in Waste Recycling In India held at TERI. The focus was on waste to energy projects and the potential markets in developing countries.

Exploring Plant Biotech in the North-Eastern States

20 Feb 2018

The North Eastern Region of India is popularly known as "Land of Seven Sisters" comprising geographically contiguous states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and the only brother state Sikkim separated by the Chicken's neck corridor of tiny land strip in Siliguri (North Bengal) that joins the North East with the rest of India.

What is India losing by not conserving its land?

05 Feb 2018

An assessment of the costs of land degradation in six different parts of India

The E-rickshaw story: Was the advent of electric mobility in India planned

01 Feb 2018

Long before the Government of India announced its intention to have an all-electric fleet by 2030; a three-wheeled retrofitted battery rickshaw was taking the Indian cities by storm. In 2016, in Delhi alone, the number of electric rickshaws plying on the roads was over 1,00,000.

Watershed management and development

31 Jan 2018

The primary cause for poverty and marginalization in rainfed rural areas is low crop and livestock productivity coupled with deterioration in the quality of land and other natural resources.

Turning plastic on its head

29 Jan 2018

Resource Efficient Technologies in SRC has been working on making plastic environment-friendly

The resource efficient technologies (RET) group in SRC focuses mainly on the development of environment-friendly plastics with a special emphasis on biomaterials, using naturally available renewable resources. The group works on the following thrust areas to be able to come up with ways to meet the challenge of consumption and disposal of the seemingly indestructible material.

Eight years of National Solar Mission: Renewing the renewables target

24 Jan 2018

The National Solar Mission's original target of achieving 20 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar power plants by 2020 has been since revised to 100 GW

Breathe and Let Breathe

24 Jan 2018

An action plan against air pollution for Delhi cannot be fully implemented if the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have no plans of their own.

Renewable Energy: Harnessing the last three 'horses of energy'

22 Jan 2018

India's tryst with renewable power goes back decades. In the past few years, it has grown even more ambitious regarding the share of renewables in its energy mix.

From lab to room- how I integrated renewables in my life

22 Jan 2018

Our researcher put theory into practice and made reduced carbon footprint a way of life

Before solar power became a buzzword, thanks to the plummeting electricity tariffs under the National Solar Mission, it was a part of a silent revolution at my home.