MAR 2018  
India's Forest and Tree Cover Rises 1 Per Cent Since 2015

India's forest and tree cover has increased by 8,021 sq. km, up 1 per cent since 2015, to 802,088 sq. km, which is about 24.39 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, revealed the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017. Of the total increase of 8,021 sq. km in forest and tree cover, forest cover grew by 6,778 sq. km and tree cover by 1,243 sq. km. According to the report, India's total forest cover is 708, 273 sq. km (about 21.54 per cent of India's total geographical area) and tree cover is 93,815 sq. km (about 2.85 per cent of the total geographical area). The increase in total forest cover also includes an increase of 181 sq. km in mangrove cover, taking the total mangrove area in the country to 4,921 sq. km. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala, topped the states that posted an increase in forest cover. The forest survey for the first time mapped 633 districts and relied on satellite mapping.


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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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