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Current Issue - Volume 15 Issue 6 (September 2022)

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India's Women Farmers: The Unimagined Mass

India is known for its agricultural produce, but what we do not know, or perhaps tend to overlook, is the contribution of women in the growth of this sector. In this article, Himanshu Kumar and Vivek Kumar enlighten us about the role of women in the agriculture sector and some of the problems they face.

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Making India a Sustainable Superpower: Leveraging Culture and Social Inclusion

Sustainable development has four pillars; culture, social inclusion, environment, and economy. Any country can become a sustainable superpower by focusing on all the four pillars.
Ram Ramprasad expounds if we need to build a sustainable ecosystem, then culture needs to enliven the pearls of wisdom in the ancient cultural practices of India, and unite them with the sustainable technological innovations occurring all over the world. This union can propel India to become a sustainable economic superpower. While the article focuses on India, concepts are applicable to other countries as appropriate.

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India's Women Farmers: The Unimagined Mass

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Greater One-horned Rhino Estimation: The Successful Completion of the One-Horned Rhino Estimation in Assam
Implementation to preserve and promote an endangered species is important; so is mapping the progress of our plans to know how far we’ve come and how must we proceed. This article, by Amit Sharma and Somreet Bhattacharya, shares the successful account of estimation of the Greater one-horned Rhino population in the national parks and sanctuaries of Assam. Amid varying challenges, the WWF India team with support from the Govt. and Forest officials of Assam, undertook this task and came back with favourable results and a hope for the future of these animals.

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Environmental Research

Butterfly Ecology and Conservation: A Review

In this article, Onam Vaid throws light on the fact that butterflies play an important role in the ecosystem as they are pollinators and components of the food chain. Butterflies help scientists in ascertaining the health of environment. But, the research studies on butterflies are very limited. Further research should be conducted to obtain details and documentation on butterfly diversity for their conservation.

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Special Report

From Waste to Décor: Recycling Crop Waste into Pulp and Board

From being a major political and environmental issue, to becoming a characteristic of Indian winters: stubble burning and the subsequent pollution it causes has been a matter of concern since the last decade. In this article, Dr Rina Mukherji talks about CRASTE—a start - up with the potential to solve this issue. By recycling crop waste, CRASTE helps the farmers better deal with the same, as well as creates employment opportunities in India’s rural areas.

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RWAs and Sustainability: How RWAs Promote a Sustainable Urban Environment

A resident welfare association (RWA) is essentially a group housing system in a layout spread over an area or built into floors of apartments in a building. Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) are typically registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. They are entirely self-financed and self-managed.

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In Conversation

Potful: Serving Biryani in an Environment-friendly Way

Lokesh Krishnan is Founder & CEO, Potful. Here, he is in an exclusive email conversation with TerraGreen. read more

Special Feature

Drones in Agriculture: Harnessing the Power of Drones for Sustainable Agriculture

In this article, Rajesh Aggarwal talks about the future of drones in Sustainable Agriculture and the many benefits that they can bring to the table. The increasing popularity of drones is opening up new possibilities in a lot of sectors. Their application in agricultural practices reveals unforeseen advantages that can hugely benefit the farmers.

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Green Challenges

Sacred Groves: Cultural and Environmental Significance

Sacred groves are forest fragments of varying sizes, which are protected, and which usually have a significant religious connotation for the protecting community. Hunting and logging are usually strictly prohibited within these areas. In this article, Shakti Bishnoi and A S Bishnoi discuss about the cultural and ecological significance of sacred groves in Indian culture.

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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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