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Current Issue - Volume 14 Issue 7 (October 2021)

Cover story

India's Tryst with Natural Disasters: Environmental Laws Should Be Strictly Implemented

In the first few decades since Independence, disaster response in India was traditionally concerned with relief and rehabilitation during the post-disaster period. It was only following the 1999 Odisha super cyclone and the 2001 Bhuj earthquake that disaster management in India came into maturity. In this article, Dr Rina Mukherji traces the growth of disaster response and its evolution in India, over the years.

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Feature

Integrating Restoration and Sustainable Development: Rebuilding Our Relation with Nature

In this article, Sameeksha says the proper restoration of ecosystems will provide us a chance to increase the supply and quality of ecosystem services over time towards desired outcomes supporting national sustainable development priorities. The vision of ecosystem restoration should be that of a better tomorrow, where we will restore the ecological functions, processes, and attributes of Mother Nature.

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Maneka Speaks

Because it heats very fast in summer and retains cold becoming hard and cold in winter, it needs airconditioners, heaters and seat warmers-raising the cost and increasing the unhealthiness of the car interior.

Many years ago, I spoke to the Mercedes people in India and told them to stop using leather for their car seats. They didn’t ban it, but they made it optional. Now, the responsibility is on the buyers. Seventy-five per cent of luxury cars use leather seats. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has calculated that 1.5 million car leather interiors are produced in a year. It takes eight cow skins to make one car interior. 12 million cows are killed just for luxury cars in the United States alone.

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TERI Analysis

Role, Experience, and Benefits of Power Utility: In 'Paani Bachao, Paisa Kamao' Scheme in Punjab

This is the final article of the series on Implementation Assistance Consultants (a consortium of TERI, ITP India, and Punjab Agricultural University) experience on facilitating the implementation of the 'Paani Bachao Paisa Kamao' (PBPK) Scheme, Phase-I implemented by Punjab State Power Cooperation Pvt. Ltd. on pilot mode in three feeders, namely Dhanoya, Nawajipur and Bambiwal-I, covering 15 villages.

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Special Report

Urban Indigenous Groups in India: COVID Restrictions Pushing Them to Extinction

In this concluding article, Gajanan Khergamker talks about the daily life and the plight of local city tribals in metropolitan cities of India who were already buckling under the apathy of urban attitudes, but now the COVID-related lockdowns have hit the city tribals the hardest. The author feels a comprehensive plan, via media and by the law, to change public perception of these 'criminal' tribes needs to be urgently put in place. Merely removing their 'criminal' tag does not change the public outlook.

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Pioneer

Mapping Out a Greener and More Tranquil Future: Pioneering Noise Mapping Technology

In this article, Jochen Schaal and Michel Rosmolen outline the benefits of noise mapping technology. By using mapping software, controls can be introduced to start defending the environment and people from the problem of noise pollution. Mapping software allows one to try out different scenarios to assess which is the most sustainable approach and how well mitigation factors might work..


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In Conversation

Krishify: A Reliable Agri-tech Platform for Farmers

Rajesh Ranjan is Founder and CEO of Krishify. Here, he is in an exclusive email conversation with TerraGreen. read more

Special Feature

Amritadhara: A Weapon for Climate Fight

Rangeet Mitra apprises us about a project done in Basirhat Municipality in West Bengal by the research team (combination of Prism, Prayukti International, Naireeta Services, and Institute of Remote Sciences (IRS)-Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh team) to help the local people in bravely facing and averting the perils of urban floods.

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Green Challenges

Just Transition in India: A Framework of Change

Onam Vaid presents a detailed Report Review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Sixth Assessment Report 2021.

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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
http://www.csptoday.com/india/awards-index.php or by e-mail to awards@csptoday.com

Contact:
Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
matt@csptoday.com