MAY 2017
Cover Story
Facilitating Ecotourism in Himachal Pradesh: by Tapping the Vast Potential

Ecotourism is gaining widespread popularity as more and more people are looking for an escape from their busy schedules, congestion, and pollution of bustling cities, albeit for a few days. With exotic and rare varieties of flora and fauna, and innumerable trekking routes and trails in the midst of its dense forests, sky is the limit for exploring the untapped potential for ecotourism in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. Sarita Brara highlights some individual and the state government’s efforts in this direction to make this beautiful state a leading ecotourism destination in India. Simultaneously, she also analyses a few challenges that need to be overcome to realize the goal.

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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 Indias 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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