JUN 2018  
Seven-Star Rating System to be Introduced for Urban Local Bodies of Kerala

The municipalities and corporations of Kerala will undergo a seven-star rating system on the basis of their waste-management practices. An initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), the rating programme aims to make the cities garbage-free, and thereby, ensure their cleanliness. According to Suchitwa Mission, the workshop is to make the local body heads, secretaries as well as standing committee heads to get acquainted with the system and it was attended by around 220 representatives. The Star Rating Protocol of Garbage- Free Cities is designed on a SMART (Single metric, Measurable, Achievable, Rigorous verification and Targeted towards outcomes) approach, a first-of-its-kind rating tool for assessing the cleanliness of cities and towns in India.


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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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