OCT 2020  
Glaciers in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve Reduced by 10 Per Cent in Four Decades

Glaciers in Rishikesh catchment area of world heritage site Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve are depleting fast due to climate change, with a reduction of almost 10 per cent in almost four decades, says a study by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.According to Professor MPS Bisht, Director, Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC), based on satellite data from 1980 till 2017, several changes have taken place in the Rishikesh catchment area during these years. In 1980, a total of 243 sq. km area of the Rishikesh catchment was covered in snow, but in 2017 this has reduced to 217 sq. km, pointing to a reduction of 26 sq. km area in 37 years.


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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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