JULY 2020  
Chennaiites Breathed Better During Lockdown: Study

In one way, the lockdown has been a boon for Chennai as air pollution levels saw a sizable reduction with residents of the city breathing better than their counterparts in the other southern metros of Bengaluru and Hyderabad. According to a study by Greenpeace India, using the Central Pollution Control Board data, in April 2020, PM2.5 reduced in the city by 55.56 per cent and the concentration of NO2 reduced by 23.86 per cent in comparison to last year. The city’s PM2.5 levels were 17.79 µg/m3, while the NO2 levels were 8.52 µg/m3. Chennai’s pollution levels were much less than in Bengaluru, whose PM2.5 levels were 24.72 µg/m3 and NO2 concentration was 12 µg/m3, and Hyderabad, whose PM2.5 levels were 30.38 µg/m3 and NO2 levels were 12 µg/m3 during the same period. 


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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 [email protected]

Matt Carr
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