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Current Issue - Volume 16 Issue 7 (October 2023)

Cover story

Drinking Water Security in Gujarat: The Current Scenario

Water security entails guaranteeing access to safe drinking water, efficiently managing water resources, and mitigating the threat of water-borne diseases. In this article, Amitava Bhattacharya presents a situational analysis of drinking water security in Gujarat, highlighting the government’s initiatives to ensure access to safe drinking water in the State. Additionally, the author delves into the groundwater quality monitoring plan in Gujarat, emphasizing the idea that by purifying water today, we can ensure cleaner drinking water for the future.

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Devastation in Shimla: Need for a Comprehensive and Holistic Policy

Widespread devastation was caused in several parts of Himachal Pradesh due to spells of heavy rains, cloud bursts, and landslides this monsoon. Shimla, the capital town saw the kind of havoc caused by rain fury as never seen before. While climate change may be attributed to spells of heavy downpours that set off landslides, is it the reckless and unscientific construction, poor drainage system to blame for the devastation caused in terms of loss of life, roads, buildings and forests? Sarita Brara says a holistic strategy factoring in natural as well as human-induced causes that led to the disaster is perhaps the need of the hour.

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TERI Analysis

50 Years of TERI: Pioneering Sustainability and Shaping the Future
As TERI celebrated its 50th year in June 2023, it reached a significant milestone in commemorating its extensive and prominent legacy as a think tank engaged in sustainable development, energy, and climate change. In this article, Rumpa Banerjee takes us on this remarkable journey.

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Green Challenges

Environment and the Double-Edged Axe: An Environmental Impact Analysis of Advertising and Marketing

The free market economy has given way to ruthless competition, resulting in the diversion of significant costs towards indirect fixed expenses. In this article, Ankur Srivastava evaluates the impact of marketing on the economy and the environment. He endeavours to discover how the current economic set-up can evolve to avoid the wastage of resources on non-value-adding activities without compromising the ideals of healthy competition.

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Special Report

The Burgeoning Problem of Trash Mountains: Some Solutions and Alternatives

The continuous piling up of trash dumped in landfills worldwide has become a pressing issue today. The rise in population and consumerism has led to a significant increase in the amount of waste being generated. Consequently, a multitude of environmental problems is afflicting the planet. In this article, Ramya Rangnath explores the intricacies of this issue and briefly discusses potential solutions and necessary measures to address it.

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Reclamation Activities in Coal Mines: A Pro-Active Approach by SCCL

The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a Government coal mining company and is currently operating 18 opencast and 24 underground mines in six districts of Telangana State. SCCL has been implementing reclamation activities in all the opencast mines concurrent with progress of mining operations for ecological restoration of mined out areas. SCCL has committed to take up eco-restoration works including plantation activities with the involvement of top management. Shri N Balram has been promoting eco-friendly practices and committed to developing SCCL mining areas and colonies as sustainable and environment-friendly zones. Read more about his pioneering initiatives… read more

In Conversation

Jaya Vaidhyanathan is the CEO of BCT Digital, an award-winning global digital transformation company delivering disruptive FinTech, RegTech, and CleanTech solutions to large organizations across diverse industry verticals. Here, we are in conversation with Jaya for TerraGreen. read more

Special Feature

Millets: The True 'Shree Anna'

India persuaded the United Nations General Assembly to observe the year 2023 as ‘the International Year of Millets’ in order to focus the important roles that millets can play in the global scene to ensure food and nutritional security to the population that is expected to reach 10 billion in 2050 from about 8 billion today.

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Ladakh: The Land of Mystic and Mystery | Text by: Ms Shakti Bishnoi | Photos by: A S Bishnoi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is preparing to establish another base in Ladakh, across 500 hectares in the Changthang sanctuary area, right off the Line of Actual Control.

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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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