DEC 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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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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