JAN 2018
Special Report
The Kaziranga Debate: Wildlife Cringes or the View From the Fringes?

Nestled in the heart of Assam, Kaziranga National Park was recently mired in a bitter controversy regarding the killing of tribal people in the name of wildlife conservation. To what extent is this kind of security justified, if at all? On their part, the Kaziranga authorities and the government feel they need to strengthen their security, and by no means is Kaziranga the only rhino-bearing area where gun battles between the forest security and well-armed poachers occur resulting in casualties. In this article, Nava Thakuria narrates both sides of the story and gives an account of the series of events and developments that have emerged in this regard.

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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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