Research Papers

The Call Of The Chengu: An odyssey into the heart of community conservation

Sethi Pia
| 2018

​In a remote area of the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, village communities are creating community conserved areas to protect their forests. They are also working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing. Author writes of the people’s creative efforts to develop bird and biodiversity-based ecotourism.

The Call Of The Chengu: An odyssey into the heart of community conservation

Sethi Pia
| 2018

​In a remote area of the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, village communities are creating community conserved areas to protect their forests. They are also working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing. Author writes of the people’s creative efforts to develop bird and biodiversity-based ecotourism

Resurrection of Nalidixic Acid: Evaluation of Water-Based Nanoformulations as Potential Nanomedicine

Pandey Alka , Aggarwal Nisha , Adholeya Alok, Kochar Mandira
| 2018

Resistance to quinolone antibiotics has been a serious problem ever since nalidixic acid was introduced into clinical medicine. Over time, resistance of pathogenic microbes to nalidixic acid led to the design of novel variants to revive its potential application. In the present work, a series of eight nanoformulations of nalidixic acid-based diacyl and sulfonyl acyl hydrazine derivatives were prepared.

An open outdoor algal growth system of improved productivity for biofuel production

Kannan Dheeban Chakravarthi , Venkat Devi
| 2018

BACKGROUND

Microalgae are among the most promising options for renewable fuel production in the future. Translating high laboratory yields to outdoor productivity has been a major challenge. Outdoor sunlight intensity is much greater than the saturation light intensities of algae. An open outdoor growth system design has been developed based on systematic distribution of sunlight to improve the productivity.

Green Growth Intervention on Employment Generation in India: Dynamic CGE Model Approach

Goswami Anandajit ; Chaudhury Saswata
| 2017

This article highlights the possible impacts of green growth strategies and interventions on skilled and unskilled employment generation in India. Additionally, it indicates how income generation from selected green growth-related potential interventions

can have a ripple effect on selected development indicators, like literacy rates, infant mortality rates, poverty. Job creation might translate to an economic gain for households of different income class across rural and urban India both in the short

​Methodology for Determining Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce in India

Sharma Jitendra Vir, Gokhale Yogesh, Jain Nishant, Lele Yatish A, Tyagi Aparna, Bhattacharjya Souvik
| 2018

Minor Forest Produce obtained from forests are a crucial commercial resource in the lives oftribals and other forest dwelling communities. More than 100 million rural people depend on the sale of minor forest produce for their livelihoods. These communities are legally empowered with governance of forests as well as ownership of the resource. Yet, not only do the communities remain impoverished, but also the unsustainable harvest of the resource from forests is a major cause of ecological stress.

​Economics, Finance, and the Private Sector

Schwarze Reimund, Meyer Peter, Markandya Anil, Kedia Shailly, Maleki David, de Lara María Victoria Román, Sudo Tomonori, Surminski Swenja, Anderson Nancy, Olazabal Marta, Grafakos Stelios, Dobardzic Saliha
| 2018

​Since cities are the locus of large and rapid socioeconomic development around the world, economic factors will continue to shape urban responses to climate change. To exploit response opportunities, promote synergies among actions, and reduce conflicts, socioeconomic development must be integrated with climate change planning and policies. Public-sector finance can facilitate action, and public resources can be used to generate investment by the private sector. But private-sector contributions to mitigation and adaptation should extend beyond financial investment.

Framework for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles management in India

Arora Nitish, Bakshi Shilpi Kapur, Bhattacharjya Souvik
| 2018

Automobile manufacturing requires different metals-steel, aluminium, copper, lead, chromium, nickel and zinc, as well as significant amounts of plastic, glass, rubber and fabric. Analyzing the direct and indirect raw material requirements in the Indian automotive sector during the period 1997–2007, it was found that the material requirement of the sector doubled in a period of 10 years [1].

Framework for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles management in India

Arora Nitish, Kapur Shilpi, Bhattacharjya BakshiSouvik
| 2018

Automobile manufacturing requires different metals-steel, aluminium, copper, lead, chromium, nickel and zinc, as well as significant amounts of plastic, glass, rubber and fabric. Analyzing the direct and indirect raw material requirements in the Indian automotive sector during the period 1997–2007, it was found that the material requirement of the sector doubled in a period of 10 years [1].

Discussion paper: Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India

Dr R R N Sailaja Bhattacharya, Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, Ms M V Deepthi, Dr Pratik Roy, Mr M Ameen Khan, Dr Suneel Pandey
| 2018

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

While the petrochemical sector is regarded as the backbone of plastic production, it is also considered a yardstick for measuring g