Projects

Dr. Jain and his team is working on various international and national projects funded by different agencies.

Application of life cycle thinking approach for enhancing the fruits and vegetables supply chain: A pilot study from Nagaland, India funded by UNEP under Small Scale Funding Agreement

Health Impacts and Livelihood Vulnerability of outdoor workers exposed to air pollution and extreme weather events in Delhi-NCT funded by TERI SAS 

Assessing the co-benefits of a low carbon development pathway for India funded by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India

Research/Industry/ Consultancy Projects (completed-selected)

  • Quantification of the Greenhouse Gas mitigation potential of the various development initiatives undertaken by Government of India funded by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for making recommendations in INDC for COP21 (PI - August 2015 - December 2015; USD 23,075).
  • Effect of intervention measures to reduce household air pollution on respiratory health of rural women, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID) (Co-PI - October 2013-2016; USD 1,03,075).
  • Strategic assessment of environmental and economic impacts of vehicular emissions and fuel norms, and fuel quality in India, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID) (Co-PI -August 2012 - September 2014; USD 90,000).
  • Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Imported Coal and Combined Cycle Natural Gas Thermal Power Plants using LCA approach (PI - July 2010 - March 2013).
  • Production of a short film showcasing overall benefits (environmental sustainability) and co-benefits (GHG mitigation potential) of the various development initiatives undertaken by Government of India funded by Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute (PI - August 2015 - December 2015; USD 27,690).
  • Added value from high protein & high oil industrial co-streams (APROPOS), collaborative project Supported by EU-FP-7 (Co-PI - January 2012 - December 2014; USD 91,510 - TERI budget only).
  • Estimation of environmental impact of jute based bags vis-à-vis PP/HDPE based alternatives using life cycle approach, supported by Indian Jute Manufacturers Association, Kolkata (PI - May 2014 to February 2016; USD 20,000).
  • Understanding Energy Risk in India: Towards a Safe and Informed Energy program, supported by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India (Team member - August 2013 - January 2016).
  • DFID-TERI Partnership for Clean Energy Access and Improved Policies for Sustainable Development (PI for a component - October 2013-March 2015; USD 1,00,000).
  • Health effect of air pollutants in urban households using kerosene for lighting or cooking, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID) (Co-PI - October 2013-October 2015; USD 4,41,560).
  • Emissions from biomass burning for different cook stove technologies: thermal efficiency, characterization and risk assessment, supported by MacAuthur Foundation (PI- January 2011 to December 2013; USD 8000).
  • Transport Demand Forecast Study and Development of an Integrated Road cum Multi-Modal Public Transport Network for NCT of Delhi, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Transport Department (Co-PI - September 2007 - August 2011; USD 73,845).
  • Action Group on Carbon Neutral and Sustainable Educational Campuses, supported by UNDP (PI - December 2013- December 2014; USD 10,000).
  • Development of Business Strategy and Plan for the Environmental Compliance Assistance Center in West Bengal, in collaboration with Deloitte, Kolkata (Environmental Engineer - Co-PI - September 2012-June 2014; USD 8000).
  • E-Content Generation for Postgraduate Program in Environmental Science, Ministry of Human and Resource Development, New Delhi, India (PI - March 2009-December 2014; USD 1,15,385).
  • Assessment of vulnerability to environmental hazards in rural areas and determination the role played by climate change supported by HSBC, India (PI - July 2011-December 2014; USD 18460).
  • Identification of indicators and developing benchmarking for Education component in ESD, UNU-IAS (Prospernet), Japan (PI - September 2011- April 2012; USD 12000)
  • ProSPER.Net, Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research. This is collaborative initiative for the design and delivery of an online pilot program (e-learning) on Sustainable Development Practice. This program is initiative of the UNU-IAS, formally launched on June 21, 2008 in Japan (Team member - completed, 2010).
  • Environment Management Plan, Developing and demonstrating approach for assessing carbon foot prints for academic institutions for TERI University (Completed in 2011)
  • Comprehensive Environmental impact assessments for 1000 MW Thermal Power Project based in Orissa, India (Completed in 2008).
  • Risk assessment studies for different industrial projects (Environmental Health, safety and Exposure assessment - (Completed in 2006).
  • Environmental impact assessments in the area of construction of buildings and malls; thermal power plants, industrial project - (Completed in 2006).
  • Rapid Environmental impact assessments for expansion of 10 MW Co-generation Plant based in Kochi, India (Completed in 2007).
  • Comprehensive environmental audit and Due Diligence for already existing Thermal Power Station in West Bengal, India (Completed in 2007).
  • Rapid Environment Impact Assessment in connection with the construction of 5-storiedied MIG and LIG Building, West Bengal, India (Completed in 2006).
  • Environmental Risk Assessment (Health) and Modelling by using Monte Carlo Simulation Model, in State of Bade-Württemberg, Germany (Completed 2002).
  • Solid Waste Management in Kanpur city, Kanpur. In this work, cost benefit analysis (CBA) has been carried out for different solid waste management practices (Indo-Dutch Programme) (completed in 2001).
  • Designing of Water and Wastewater treatment plant for Kanpur city, Department of Environmental Engineering & Management IIT Kanpur (completed in 2001).
  • Status of Heavy Metal and Pesticide Pollution in the Major Rivers (Yamuna & Ghaggar) and Canals of Haryana (completed in 1999).