JULY 2018
A Remarkable Green Crusader: Rajendra Kerkar from Goa

Rajendra Kerkar is an environmentalist from Goa. His relentless efforts contributed towards the notification of the two biggest wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. His fight against mining and destruction of forest helped in securing a safe future for Goa. A history and sociology major, Rajendra Kerkar was a teacher for the first 20 years of his life. However, the passion to protect the environment and dedicate his time to educating people on environment conservation made him give up this noble profession. Kerkar is part of several initiatives, including the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan and the National Board of Wildlife of India amongst others. He also started the Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade in 2001, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising environmental awareness.

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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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