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Enhancing Renewable Energy in India's Electricity Mix: A Paradigm Shift
With renewable energy being relegated to the periphery, India is gradually getting caught in an electricity crisis. Deepak Gupta and Disha Agarwal present a robust recommendation on how the country can efficiently utilize this rare resource to achieve a promising 'renewable energy future'. The story highlights the recommendations of the 'India Renewable Electricity Roadmap Initiative' undertaken by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation along with Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)—facilitated by the Planning Commission of India.

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In Conversation

Strong policy support for renewables can help India

Mr Prashant Jain, Director, Pathways World School, talks to TerraGreen on establishing an innovative educational system by blending the 'Gurukul' system in the concept of sustainable living.

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he Green Business Story of India

The society's increasing demands of conserving the natural resources has led to major modification in the business behaviour of the corporates in the country. After all, gaining tons of profits, year by year, without caring for the environment, by no means, will do any good for the overall economy. Divyanshi Chadha reports on as to what is it that is making corporates toe the line of 'business sustainability' and promote the concept of 'green marketing' in India.

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Maneka Speaks

Cow Dung: A Godsend Fertilizer for India

Being naturally bestowed with cow dung, India is a storehouse of natural fertilizers which can efficiently boost its crop production. Sadly, it still remains a neglected realm. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi brings to light the benefits of using this potential fertilizer



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In the Cold Desert: Water Woes of Ladakhi Women

Climate change is not only political or economic but also quite gendered. With Ladakhi women bearing the brunt of a patriarchal society, Chetna Vermaunderscores the need to include gender-sensitized policies to tackle climate change.

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Special Report

In Search of the Vanishing Weaver Bird

In this era of industrialization and development, we fail to observe that something is missing in  our surroundings or we can say we are preoccupied enough to notice any change. Surya Prakash enlightens us about the Baya Weaver, a beautiful creature, that is moving from being abundantly available to extinction.

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Turning pirul into coal: A Boon for the Forests and People in Uttarakhand and Beyond

Rakesh Agrawal, 'Ridh' narrates the story of a young entrepreneur who invented a sustainable Barbeque Charcoal Briquette (BBQ) for changing Pirul into a smokeless fuel. This remarkable BBQ not only provides respite from the Pirul menace for the hill people but it also fights against climate change.

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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
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248