Concentrated solar power (CSP) plants have invited wide attention in various sunlight-rich regions around the world, including India. Under sponsorship of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai has conceptualized and carried out the basic engineering design, installation, commissioning and operation of a 1 MW(e) CSP plant on the campus of the National Institute of Solar Energy at Gwalpahari, near Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

India is a veritable emporium of herbs. The inhabitants of India knew of the medicinal use of plants from time immemorial. Under the impact of state-sponsored economic development programmes and processes of modernization, the traditional cultures of tribal communities have begun to change. Deforestation and the replacement of natural forests by commercial teak-sal plantations have in many areas reduced the availability of forest produce including vegetables, fruits and meat.