Neeri’s stove reduces smoke, promises better rural health


NAGPUR: With World Health Organisation (WHO) identifying indoor pollution as being significantly responsible for the declining rural health and high mortality rate in India, National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) has developed ‘Neerdhur’, a novel multi-fuel domestic cooking stove.“The unique thing of the stove is that apart from wood, other fuel like coal, cow […]

Tata Steel and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) sign MoU to collaborate in the area of Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS)


Considering the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) in India’s fight against Climate Change and Global Warming, meeting the growing energy demands and building a strong ecosystem to meet commitments under Paris Agreement, Tata Steel Limited and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) have joined hands to work in the field […]

Experts dig for alternate solutions for solid waste management in Mumbai


The use of saline water on mounds of garbage would reduce the genesis of bacteria that generates methane. This and other alternative solutions for waste segregation were discussed as part of a panel discussion on solid waste disposal in urban areas as part of Earth Day celebrations. Stating that corporations don’t give enough importance to […]

Keep off sand: Here’s how dirty Mumbai’s beaches are


For the sea-loving Mumbaiite, this means even the slightest intake of this contaminated seawater while swimming could lead to gastrointestinal illnesses like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, headaches, fevers, respiratory infections, and skin, and eye irritation. Venturing into Mumbai’s beaches or swimming in its waters may no longer be safe. Across beaches in the […]

Neeri bags award for tech to treat flowing wastewater


Nagpur: City’s National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) has bagged the National Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Technology award 2020 for its first-of-its-kind technology of treating flowing wastewater. In April 2018, TOI was the first to report about the Restoration of Nullahs and Ecological Units (RENEU) technology, a pilot experiment that was done […]

Neeri launches eco-friendly sanitary napkin incinerator


NAGPUR: In a laudable effort to contribute to the cleanliness drive in India, the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) launched ‘Green Dispo’, an eco-friendly incinerator for disposal of sanitary napkins on Monday. The product will be available in the markets by next month. This model has been made in collaboration with the International Advanced […]

Neeri to rejuvenate Naik Talao, maintain it for 5 years

Nagpur Municipal Corporation

NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), which over the years didn’t pay heed to the poor condition of Naik Talao, is set to rejuvenate the water body. The standing committee on Wednesday cleared civic administration’s proposal to entrust the rejuvenation work to National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri). Officials from NMC’s Pench project department said […]

New device developed to tackle pollution in high traffic zones


The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur-based laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has developed a device to address air pollution at high traffic zones like traffic intersections and parking areas. The device, which brings together developments in chemistry, physics and micro-meteorology on a single platform, consists of two stages. […]

Neeri project is examining if Ganga has healing powers


NAGPUR: “Technology alone will not solve problems; social processes and structures will. We cannot take pride in our past without doing anything now,” said Rakesh Kumar, director of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) on Wednesday. He was speaking on ‘Healing powers of Ganga: A scientific perspective’ at a talk organized by Vigyan Bharti […]

Release of sewage into river Ganga major issue: NEERI

The research institute said that although the clean Ganga plan is going in the right direction, the release of sewage in the river by big towns is a huge concern. The action plan launched to clean the Ganga is moving in the right direction but the discharge of sewage into the river by big towns […]