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TERI University to empower people through skill development in mining areas of Jharkhand
India Education Diary.Com, 22 September 2016

New Delhi: TERI University in collaboration with BCCL and CMPDI Ranchi is conducting two training programmes on goatry and poultry farming for the local communities in MuriadihCoillery, Dhanbad from 21-23 September , 2016. These trainings are being conducted under a project funded byMinistry of Coal namely Sustainable Livelihood activities Reclaimed open cast mines: Technology Enabled Integrated Approach in Indian Coal Sector of the BCCL Muraidih project.This project is being implemented jointly by TERI University, Delhi and CMPDI, Ranchi.

The main objective of this program is the eco restoration work in the mined and degraded land and also skill development plan taking into account the economically weaker sections in rural areas by providing them training for self-employment. Besides imparting the specific skills, the training programme also aims to motivate them to become financially self-reliant entrepreneurs. The training programmes were inaugurated by Shri Shiv Ram Vasundhara, Project Officer, MuraidihCoillery.

Around 50 people from the local communities are participating in both thetraining programmes being conducted from 21-23 September. Dr. Sapna A. Narula, Associate Professor, TERI University who is leading the component on livelihoods told the BCCL team and the participants about the inception of the programmes. She also briefed that for these livelihood training programmes have been designed after a need-assessment survey was undertaken amongst the local communities . TERI University will be conducting these skill development programmes in various areas such as poultry, fishery, mushroom cultivation, goatry, sewing-knitting, beautician, welding and electrical repairs over a period of next one year. A few programmes have been designed keeping in view the specific needs of women folk in the region. Besides this, the team will also provide hand-holding facilities to the participants for setting up their own micro-enterprises.

BCCL Eco-restoration in-charge Mr. Rajkumar, Senior Manager, Environment Department, BCCL, focused on theforestry activities being implemented by TERI University team on the mined and degraded land under this project . He informed how these activities are aiming for biodiversity conservation and eco-restoration in the region. Dr E VR Raju, Deputy Manager, Environment Department, BCCL, appreciated the efforts of TERI University team , Delhi.
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Former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla becomes new chancellor of Teri University
Indiatoday.in, 1 September 2016

The Council also appointed three new members into the Governing Council, including Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall Naushad Forbes, Prof. Basabi Bhaumik from Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi and Founder of Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (Paris) Prof. Laurence Tubiana.

The Teri University officially appointed former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new chancellor on Wednesday, August 31.

The university also ended its official association with the Head and former chancellor R K Pachauri, who was accused of molesting a female colleague in 2015.

Why he was appointed as the new chancellor of Teri University?

His appointment was decided in a meeting by the governing council of Teri on August 19, said a statement

In February 2015, Pachauri stepped down as a chairperson of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

New Chancellor Chawla is also the Chairman of Teri since February 2016

"A former head of the Competition Commission of India and Finance Secretary, Chawla is also the Chairman of the National Stock Exchange. His work experience of over 40 years spans various sectors in the Government of India and in international agencies," the statement said

Other appointed members:

The Council also appointed three new members into the Governing Council, including Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall Naushad Forbes, Prof. Basabi Bhaumik from Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi and Founder of Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (Paris) Prof. Laurence Tubiana

This appointment reflects the organic linkage between Teri and Teri University, since Teri is the settler of the Teri University Trust, and has supported and facilitated the growth of the University," the statement said.
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Sustainable Production
The Times of India( Education Times), 29 August 2016

A course in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) has been launched recently by TERI University. The course is part of the MA public policy and sustainable development programme. It is to be attended by policymakers and undergraduate students at the university to learn about strengthening public governance for SCP and resource efficiency.
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Malnutrition and Its Linkage to Sustainable Development
ThinK to Sustain, 10 February 2012

Nida Yamin, a student at TERI University, explores the long-prevalent issue of malnutrition in India and its effects on growth and development of the country as a whole, and suggests how community-based programs can improve the situation and lead to national nutrition security.   
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