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Current Issue - Volume 14 Issue 10 (January 2022)

Cover story

Critically Endangered Forest Owlet: Under Threat from Habitat Loss

Forest owlets are an endemic species to India. They are found only in small pockets of forest patches in India, and nowhere else in the world. The species were thought to be extinct, until a group of scientists rediscovered the species, and then started working on them. The forest owlets are threatened by severe habitat loss and development projects, apart from changes in climate. Sharada Balasubramanian writes about the birds, their rediscovery and how their habitat is threatened by ancient climate change and landscape modification.

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Feature

Recycling of Crop Residues: For Dynamic Agroecology

In this article, M N Kulkarni says that recycling of crop residues is the need of the hour to establish a sustainable and dynamic agro-ecological system that can act as a shield against the impacts of climate change, sustain the yields, and reduce cost of cultivation.

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Maneka Speaks

Locust Attack: Is There Any Solution?
"Are any scientists in India working on a sustainable way to get rid of locusts when they come? Unchecked locust plagues will take years to control and at a cost of hundreds of crores, threaten hunger, particularly in regions struggling with food security."

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TERI Analysis

Reflections from COP26: Relevance for India Inc.

In this article, Taruna Idnani reflects on the implications of COP26 for Indian businesses and industries that should now mainstream their climate change efforts and define decarbonization agenda within their portfolios.

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Special Report

India's E-Mobility Transition: Shifting Consumer Preferences and Speed Breakers Ahead

In this article, Anita Khuller discusses the targets and challenges for the implementation of e-mobility in India. She talks about various policy initiatives as well as the ways in which various states and cities in India are planning to promote and introduce electric vehicles in the country on a larger scale.

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Pioneer

In this article, Sumanta Kar tells us about environmentally-significant initiatives-zero budget natural farming and the nutrition garden programme, both aimed at enhancing well-being and self-reliance.

The Earth is the only home we have. A simple yet poignant statement that resonates with the impact that environmental degradation has had over decades on the planet and its inhabitants. Important is the realization that the sooner something is done to deaccelerate irreparable damage to the environment and the Earth, the better the future of our posterity will be. “Catch them young!” signifies the importance of the involvement of our children and youth in becoming Ambassadors of Change—a change we all wish to see..


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In Conversation

Indian Agrochemicals Industry: Moving from Products to Solutions

Rajesh Aggarwal is Managing Director, Insecticides (India) Limited. Here, he is in an exclusive email conversation with us for TerraGreen. read more

Special Feature

Delhi Homes Record Poor Indoor Air Quality: Low Willingness for Demanding Clean Air

In this article, Ashirbad Snehdip Raha tells us about a new research paper that measured indoor air quality in thousands of Delhi homes (across socioeconomic groups) between 2018 and 2020 and found very high levels of indoor air pollution and yet low demand for clear air or adoption of defensive behaviors. The study also observed that indoor PM2.5 levels were consistently higher than those reported on the nearest outdoor government monitors. Surprisingly, PM2.5 levels even inside more affluent homes were only 10 per cent lower than those found in poorer homes.

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Green Challenges

Urban Heat Island: Its Effect on Environment

The urban heat island (UHI), a phenomenon where urban areas are warmer than surrounding rural areas, is an urban problem which has been enhanced by the climate variability. This temperature difference between urban and rural areas occurs due to different land uses/land covers (LULC), which have distinct thermal characteristics among them. Vegetation areas increase evapotranspiration to reduce thermal loading, while urban constructed materials store and reemit incident energy into the environment. Read on to know more...

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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