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Current Issue - Volume 11 Issue 9 (December 2018)

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Herbal Wealth in Himachal Pradesh: Challenges in Preserving and Promoting it for the Wellness Sector

In 2015, the Himachal Pradesh government had launched a programme for the promotion and conservation of the herbal wealth in the state by setting up herbal gardens in the different agro-climatic zones. Sarita Brara says that the Himalayan state is endowed with enormous herbal wealth but she also cautions that increasing demand of herbal material has resulted in unrelenting and unregulated extraction of these medicinal herbs from the forests over the years. While throwing light on a few pioneering initiatives in the cultivation of traditional herbs in the state, she dwells on the challenges in conserving and endorsing the herbal wealth of Himachal Pradesh for the health and wellness sector.

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Home, Sweet Home: The Ingenuity of Nest-building Birds

Birds and other wild creatures lay their eggs and raise their young in nests. It can be fascinating to watch birds and other creatures build and use their nests without disturbing or threatening their eggs or their young ones in any way. N Kalyani shares some of the opportunities she has had of watching some wild creatures at building their home and raising a family.

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Maneka Speaks

Processed Meat: Is it Responsible for Mental Health Issues?

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University have found that eating cured meat is strongly associated with mania. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi says that processed meat products, such as hot dogs, beef jerky, ham, sausages, and salami may be linked to mental disorders and manic episodes in humans.

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TERI Analysis

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: From Solid Waste Sector in India

In this article, Dr Suneel Pandey talks about a project that TERI implemented in partnership with Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) under the CCAC's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative in India.

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Special Report

Adventure Tourism in Ladakh: Charting the Colossal Growth

Whenever somebody thinks about adventure expeditions, the soaring ranges of the mighty Himalayas come to their mind at first. Namrata Gulati Sapra says that Ladakh fits the bill perfectly for an adventure seeker looking for an extraordinary experience and yearning to satiate his or her appetite for adventure, since the land, awarded the 'Best Adventure Tourism Destination' three times in a row, has ample to offer.

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Aeroponics: As a Pioneering Technology in India

Aeroponics, the technique that enables us to grow plants (crops) within a limited space, leads to 70 times the productivity and 95 per cent less water consumption as compared to that in the actual field. Akash Gupta argues that this technology has the potential to provide a new direction to the economy, especially in the developing countries. In India, the application of this technique could be greatly rewarding and could open up newer avenues towards progress.

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In Conversation

EE is an Integral Part of WWF-India's Conservation Efforts

Radhika Suri, Director Environment Education (EE) at the World Wide Fund for Nature India (WWF-India), in conversation with Meghaa Aggarwal for TerraGreen.

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Environmental Research

Children Vulnerable to Unsafe Air Globally

A newly released WHO report Air Pollution and Child Health finds 630 million children under 5 years of age are exposed to unsafe air globally. Children are at greater risk than adults from the many adverse health effects of air pollution.

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Green Challenges

How Climate Change Drives Business Strategy

"It is our responsibility as businesses to deliver ambitious solutions and technologies to bring us low-carbon, inclusive and sustainable growth."

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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