OCT 2017  
Rs.5.5 Lakh Crore River Interlinking to take off by December

The government's Rs.5.50-lakh-crore plan to undertake 30 river interlinking projects, which is likely to end excessive floods and drought in the country, will take off by the end of 2017. By December, the government will start work on Ken-Betwa, Damanganga-Pinjal, and Par-Tapi-Narmada projects, and two more-the North Koel reservoir project in Jharkhand and Bihar and Pancheshwar project in Uttarakhand. The total cost of these projects is expected to be Rs.50,000 crore. The national river linking project will ease the water shortages in western and southern India while mitigating the impacts of recurrent floods in eastern India. The project will transfer 174 billion cubic metres of water through a canal network of about 14,900 km.


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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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