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Current Issue - Volume 17 Issue 2 (May 2024)

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Water Equation: India and the Nordics

The Nordic countries, known for their commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection, offer invaluable knowledge and technologies to improve water management practices. From state-of-the-art water purification systems to sustainable irrigation techniques, Nordic expertise provides crucial tools to mitigate the effects of climate change on water resources. In this thought-provoking article, Biba Jasmine discusses that by utilizing the expertise and cutting-edge technologies from the Nordic region, Indian industries can enhance their water management systems, reduce pollution, and increase resource efficiency.

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The Magic of Traditional Indian Barbeque: Strengthening local economy and sustainability

Manu Shrivastava’s article highlights the traditional dishes of South Gujarat and Maharashtra’s Konkan region—ubadiyu, undhiyu, and popti. Made with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs, these dishes are rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They also boost the local economy and promote sustainability by ensuring food and nutritional security. Amid fleeting culinary trends, these dishes remain timeless symbols of the region’s rich gastronomic heritage.

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TERI Analysis

Hiccups in the Himalayas: Reading the Warning Signs in Uttarakhand
Joshimath’s location on the middle slope of a hill, built on the debris of an ancient landslide triggered by an earthquake, contributes to its vulnerability to natural disasters. In this article, Priyanka Vadrevu says there is an urgent need to focus on the preventive measures to protect the endangered ecology of Joshimath and nearby areas. Large-scale afforestation plans need to be undertaken to boost soil binding and holding capacity which will eventually recharge underground aquifers as a portable source of water and also will fill the voids in rocks, enhancing the land resistance.

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Green Challenges

Embracing Climate Disclosure Governance: India's Banking Sector's Resilient Step

With the introduction of the ‘Disclosure Framework on Climate-related Financial Risks (2024)’ by RBI, it is quite apparent that the banking sector is continuously striving towards sustainability and climate sensitization. The new framework evolves the narrative, acknowledging the inevitability of climate change affecting these entities and, consequently, the broader financial stability. The framework not only acts as a means to inform the various stakeholders about climate-related issues but also to develop a narrative of financial resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges related to climate risks. Naman Mishra and Dr Megha Jain say that the framework is built upon four main pillars—Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics & Targets. Keep reading to know more…

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Special Report

India's Carbon Market: On the Verge of Reality

In this article, Yukta Anand and Prof. Asheesh Pandey throw light on carbon market, which is soon going to be a reality for India.

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Eco-conscious and Sustainability-focused Brand Kheoni: Paving the Way for a Greener Future

"If you really, truly are into sustainability, you cannot operate in isolation. You need to be transparent." -Khayal Garg, Green Warrior

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In Conversation

Charging towards Sustainability: The Circular Revolution of EV Battery Recycling

Ankit Sharma is the Co-Founder & Director, Vidyuta Materials Pvt. Ltd., which stands at the forefront of innovation in the energy storage industry, pioneering the manufacturing of cutting-edge battery materials for the batteries used in energy storage systems (ESS), electric vehicles (EVs), mobiles, laptops, etc. Currently, Vidyuta is engaged in the manufacturing of cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion cells. As a joint venture with Lohum Ecotech Pvt. Ltd. (one of the country’s largest lithium-ion battery recyclers and refiners), Vidyuta embodies a commitment to sustainability and technological advancement, with a vision to revolutionize the energy storage industry in India and the rest of the world by creating a closed loop battery ecosystem. read more

Special Feature

Empowering Tomorrow's Workforce: The Rise of Vocational Education in India

The young population in India presents both opportunities and challenges, as the workforce needs practical skills that conventional education often lacks. Vocational education and training (VET) is essential to provide job-specific expertise, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industry demands. In this article, Amarpreet Kaur and Vidhi Rani highlight that vocational education and training serve as a cornerstone in India’s efforts to propel economic growth and empower its burgeoning workforce. Vocational education and training are a fundamental component of modern education systems, addressing a pressing need in society. The alignment of VET with the G20 objectives emphasizes its crucial role in inclusive growth, employment, and human capital development.

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Kaziranga Hit by Poachers Again: Lost Two Rhinos on a Single Day

In this article, Nava Thakuria informs us that the poaching of one-horned rhinoceros has resurfaced in the world-famous Kaziranga Forest Reserve in Assam, northeast India, in the first month of 2024, with two rhinos being killed simultaneously in its Agaratoli forest range. However, there is a silver lining as 2024 brought good news to wildlife enthusiasts: two rhinos were sighted in Laokhowa and Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuary after many decades. The author presents various rhino statistics in this regard.

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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 March 4 and the finalists are announced on March 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until March 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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