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Current Issue - Volume 15 Issue 1 (April 2022)

Cover story

Water Crisis in India: The World's Largest Groundwater User

In this article, Anita Khuller says that with increasing news of areas facing water shortages and drought, saving water and using it more efficiently has become the need of the hour. Globally, providing clean drinking water is becoming a bigger challenge with population growth. To avert this challenge, the Government of India launched the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in August 2019 to provide safe drinking water to all rural households by 2024. JJM focuses on 1592 water-stressed blocks in 256 districts. The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rainwater harvesting. Read on to know more…

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Feature

Climate Action: Our Planet Needs a More Sincere Strategy

In this article, Ram Ramprasad says international agencies in the world should come together as an interdisciplinary team and communicate to the citizens of every country in easy-to-understand terms the health of our planet including the health of every country as it relates to their soil, water, and air. Transforming worldwide education to teach true climate science and sustainability concepts including the development of body, mind, and soul will be key to our success. In the meanwhile, leveraging social media will need to be explored.

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Maneka Speaks

Pets: Great Stress Busters
“A senior dog just wants to stay clean, warm, and safe with its owners. They bond quickly and work hard to be part of the new family.”

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TERI Analysis

Road to Contain Climate Change: Through Public Procurement

In this article, Mr S Sundar and Mr Sharif Qamar say that roads and railways bind a nation and bring people together. They facilitate the achievement of SDGs, as without adequate mobility, SDGs cannot be achieved and sustained.

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Special Report

Organic Farming in Sikkim: Ecological Security towards a Greener Future

Sikkim became India’s first ‘100 per cent organic’ state in 2016. All farming in Sikkim is carried out without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, providing access to safer food choices and making agriculture a more environment-friendly activity. In this article, Onam Vaid says that to make the organic plan a success, Sikkim has brought all farmers on board by assuring them that organic produce would fetch higher prices. Certified organic farming requires stringent annual inspections by qualified inspectors from accredited certification bodies.

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Pioneer

Commitment to Green Sustainability: Industree Foundation's Initiative

From the year 2000 till date, Industree Foundation has come a long way in promoting sustainable value chains. Targeting energy conservation, best practices, and training on natural resource management is implemented in the field to ensure the sustainability of the resources through community engagement. While sharing the positive socio-economic impact on every stakeholder that lies therein, Industree Foundation is aligning itself with the energy conservation aspects in parallel. Read on to know more…

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In Conversation

"I Have Made Impact Leadership and Ecosystem Developing My Mission"

Please let us know about Mu Gamma Consultants’ (MGC) commitment in environmental pollution control.

Mu Gamma Consultants Private Limited is a research and consultancy organization aimed at improving the quality of life of communities through environment-friendly solutions, drawing knowledge from global best practices, and applying it to the local context. The overall mission of our work is to create a sustainable society. We also aim to support organizations that are committed to contributing towards the success of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by helping them identify the right tools, strategies, and actions for achieving sustainable development.

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Special Feature

Impact of Cruise Industry and Sea Vessels: On Marine Ecology

In this article, Saurabh Somani gives us an overview of the major drawbacks and problems due to lack of awareness and international laws for large cruise vessels on oceans. As the tourism industry continues to vouch for cruise industry branding and promotion, the impact is evident as its influence on nature is evident in the form of climate change and unconditional weather conditions that the world is currently witnessing.

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Green Challenges

Exposure to Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): May Increase Diabetes Risk in Middle-Aged Women

A new study finds that exposure to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—a large and diverse group of industrial chemicals found in many everyday products—is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes in midlife women.

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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