JUN 2020
Green Challenges
Impact of BS-VI Transition on the Automobile Sector: Amidst COVID-19

The cost of air pollution in India is estimated at 3 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. Making a car BS-VI compliant decreases the quantity of toxic compounds contained in exhaust gases. The BS-VI emission norms came into effect on April 1, 2020 despite the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. The shift to the new emission norms is part of the ongoing efforts by the Government of India to mitigate air pollution. In this article, Ramya Ranganath analyses the effect of this transition during a period when the automobile industry is encumbered by a slump and the world economy is grappling with the cascading effect of the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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