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Current Issue - Volume 14 Issue 8 (November 2021)

Cover story

Green Strategy for India: Renewables Must be the Backbone of Any National Effort

India has vast reserves of minerals, which are important for its industrial and economic growth; alongside the sector being one of the largest employers in the country. Biba Jasmine discusses how non-renewable minerals that are limited in nature and whose unsustainable extraction causes imbalance can potentially be placed for better environmental protection and preservation. The article is written keeping in mind the unprecedented destruction that non-renewable mineral extraction causes to biodiversity, forest, water balance, micro-climate and most of all, releasing greenhouse gases in the environment.

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Building a Sustainable Future Piece-by-Piece: Circular Economy Strategies Can Help the Construction Industry

Adaptive reuse is an effective option to utilize existing structures as a whole. But what about the individual components that make up a structure? Is there a way to retain their value with extended usage? This is where strategies of circular economy come in. Akhila N Menon discusses the circular economy strategies that could help the construction industry in India and worldwide.

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Maneka Speaks

Canine Parvo Virus (CPV): What You Need to Do to Save Your Puppy

"CPV's favourite victim is the young pup, but unvaccinated dogs in general are vulnerable."

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TERI Analysis

National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions: Organized by TERI

"Successful climate negotiations in COP26 will further our fight against climate change. We at TERI believe that steering discussions around COP is imperative." Dr Vibha Dhawan

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Special Report

Gharats: Reviving Environment-Friendly Flour Mills

Gharat or a water run flour mill is a structure that uses a waterwheel or turbine to run a mechanical process such as ‘milling’. Gharats work when the strong current of water falls from a certain height onto the turbine. This powers the milling of the grains. Significantly, there is no cost involved in running the gharat and it is non-polluting. Sarita Brara says the awareness about the health benefits of flour grinded at gharats is still very limited; there is a need to spread word about this traditional method of grinding more vigorously.

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Plants to Make Fertilizer from Air: Pioneering Research

In this article, Dr Ramesh Chandra Parida and Dr Pranab Kumar Ghosh say that for quite some time scientists have been thinking of modifying plants to make them capable of fixing nitrogen directly from air. In recent years, they have successfully developed certain techniques to achieve it..

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In Conversation

Environmentally-responsible Packaging Solutions: Barrier Coatings and Sustainability

Benjamin Lux, Chief Technology Officer at ACTEGA, and Markus Locher, Global Barrier Manager at ACTEGA, Business Line Paper & Board, talk about the importance of sustainability in general and in the packaging industry in particular. They discuss ACTEGA's approach to sustainability and the technical, commercial, and regulatory requirements for water-based barrier coatings as a solution for more sustainable end products. As the packaging industry is under pressure to be more sustainable, ACTEGA is committed to the development of more, such as ACTGreen Barrier Coatings. This interview focuses on sustainability and how it is reshaping the world around us, and more specifically, the markets that are served by ACTEGA. read more

Special Feature

Sustainability and Energy Security: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Vinod Paremal says alternate renewable energy sources are indeed going to be important drivers of the roadmap towards the dual goal of energy security and sustainable development, and India needs multiple energy solutions that work, complement, and contribute to each other at the same time.

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Green Challenges

India's Business Responsibility Reporting: The Challenges

In this article, Ritika Mahajan discusses the meaning and significance of sustainability reporting, status, and challenges in the Indian context and the way ahead. The article draws from legal documents, government guidelines, business responsibility reports (BRRs), and expert interviews.

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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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