FEB 2017
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The Vulnerable Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve: Facing Environmental Aberrations

The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR) is one of the spectacular wilderness areas with exceptionally beautiful high-altitude West Himalayan landscapes encompassing outstanding biodiversity. However, Rajshekhar Pant tells us that the biophysical environment and the socioeconomic conditions of the people inhabiting the NDBR has been in a state of transition for quite some time due to global warming and its consequences.  He highlights that in order to mitigate the dangers posed by these environmental aberrations, it is essential to acquire knowledge of the people, biodiversity, and their linkage through participatory management and research.

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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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