Vertical: V11 – Environmental Sciences

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   Horizontals

V11H1 Air quality management

Air pollution has been identified as one of the leading causes of deaths in India. Emissions from industry, vehicles, power plants, landfill sites, construction activities, solid waste burning and re-suspended dust are the important source of air pollution in the urban centers and additional contribution comes from the brick kilns. While at a regional scale, household emissions are identified to be and biomass burning are the biggest contributors of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from rural centres. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop a holistic and coordinated management plan that can address the local and regional sources efficiently.

Deliberations under the sub-topic on clean air will focus on indoor and outdoor aspects of air pollution, personal exposure and epidemiology, monitoring and modeling, and pollution mitigation strategies. The main focus would be on clean air technologies as huge potential exists in implementation of clean air technology into an opportunity for investment and growth, and India can certainly benefit from the international experience


V11H2 Water quality management

Urbanisation and industrial development are causing the freshwater demand in India to rise rapidly further deepening the water security crisis as India’s wastewater generation is rising at 10% per decade. With only 200 m3 of water storage capacity per person, India’s water accessibility stands at 29% of its total water resource and is already categorised as ‘water-stressed’ nation. Even within this 29%, most of the surface water sources in India are highly polluted with untreated sewage flowing into it. Thus, at one hand, dwindling freshwater availability and in other increasing pollution stress on the rivers and lakes due to poor domestic wastewater management and ineffective industrial wastewater management are ringing alarm on water availability scenario on future India. Hence, protecting water bodies and managing wastewater must go hand in hand using an integrated approach. Water-wastewater and water security, technological interventions for clean water, and policies and planning for sustainable water management are the major focal themes of the panel session on water quality management


V11H3 Soil and Waste Management

This horizontal is directed at the environmental aspects related to contaminated soil, sediment, sludge and hazardous and municipal solid waste. There have been a large number of cases of soil and sediment contamination with hazardous organic and inorganic chemicals arising from subsurface chemical spills, leakages from underground storage tanks or residues from incorrectly disposed chemicals on the land. Management of contaminated soil and sediment includes assessment of the extent of contamination using monitoring and modeling tools. This will help in the estimated fate and transport to the contaminants in the environment and also estimate the impact in the quality of groundwater and air through interface mass transfer. Fate and transport is also influenced by the biogeochemistry of the contaminants in the soil/sediments. Associated with the issue of solid waste management is the development of strategies for the valorization or extraction of energy from solid waste. The overall scope and objective is to identify and obtain general strategies for managing soil/sediment contamination including realistic assessment and effective remediation and the application of these to specific sites that may be identified in the current Indian scenario.


V11H4 Resource Conservation

Resource conservation and carbon sequestration are closely related since carbon emissions are largely responsible for global warming and especially the hydrocarbon resources are dwindling with the advent of large scale use all over the world. Hence, CSIR-NGRI is currently working on carbon sequestration for resource exploitation. CO2 EOR/EGR describes the injection of carbon dioxide in underground geological formations like declining Oil& Gas reservoirs for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. The process has two fold advantages; on the one hand, it reduces CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, and on the other hand, it helps to increase oil/gas recovery from low producing fields. The oil and gas industry is one of the global leaders in developing and deploying Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS). the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have both evidenced the critical role that CCS can play in meeting global emissions reduction goals. Furthermore the opportunities offered by CCUS technologies for the energy transition have been recognised within the official G20 Osaka Leader’s Declaration, released on 29 June 2019. Latest techniques for carbon sequestration in enhancing hydrocarbon recovery will be the main focus Of the deliberations and its application for Indian scenario.

In a world where natural resources are used to build roadway infrastructure and the availability of materials is shrinking along with their increasing costs and energy; there is an immense need to create a sustainable transportation infrastructure ingrained with smart, innovative, and resilient materials. India, being the second largest roadway network in the world, the degeneration associated with the growth of this sector, if unaddressed would make the entire system approach uneconomical; thus, it is essential to strengthen the national network in the country by preserving the existing roadway infrastructure assets. Improved road infrastructure with wide connectivity by developing innovative technologies and solutions for new materials, improved design, construction and maintenance with a goal of sustainable infrastructures for longer service life is the need of the hour.

Latest techniques for carbon sequestration in enhancing hydrocarbon recovery, Biological carbon sequestration and ecological modeling, Sustainability and resilience aspects of roadway infrastructure and Strategies for sustainable road infrastructure – interventions through new materials and monitoring techniques are the major focus themes of the deliberations under resource conservation.


V11H5 Climate Change

Maintaining a healthy environment and addressing climate change is at the core of several sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. Addressing current and future climate risks is a major challenge facing the global nations. A key barrier to managing these risks is the limited availability of accessible, reliable and relevant weather and climate information. Scientific information on weather and climate parameters thus enhances the understanding of climate risks, facilitates the development of relevant tools and techniques like artificial intelligence and other techniques for mitigating the adverse climate change impacts and guide the decision-making process. Deliberations under the sub-topic on climate change will focus on the advent of novel techniques and tools for the transition towards a climate-resilient environment and society and weather and climate services for environmental and social security. The event also explores the pathways to adaptation under the new climate normal and gender roles in this activity.


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Name

University/Organisation

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Air Quality Management

V11H1S1

Environment and Sustainable development

Date: 3rd October, 2020

Time: 10.00 to 13.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Chandra Sekhar

National University of Singapore

Singapore

Prof. Priya Rajagopalan

RMIT University, Australia

Australia

Prof. Ashwath Nanjappa

Central Queensland University

Australia

Prof. Shiva Nagendra SM

IIT Madras

India

Dr. Chitra Rajagopal

DRDO

India

Dr. Vijaya Gupta

National Institute of Industrial Engineering

India

Dr. Jayati Chourey

Marine Biology Laboratory

Le Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche de Djibouti (CERD)

Prof. A K Nema,

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. Krishna Raj

Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru

India

Dr.M.Madhusudanan

CPCB

India

V11H1S2

Modelling of air pollution health effects   

Date: 21st October, 2020

Time: 18.30 to 21.30 Hrs (IST)

Dr Pallavi Pant

Health Effects Institute

United States of America

Dr Srikanth Nadadur

NIEHS

United States of America

Prof Ajay Pillarisetti

Emory University

United States of America

Prof Kalpana Balakrishnan

SRIHER

India

Dr Poornima Prabhakaran

PHFI

India

Prof Sagnik Dey

IIT Delhi

India

Prof Harish Phuleria

IIT Bombay

India

Dr Santu Ghosh

St John's Institute

India

Dr Palak Balyan

IIT Delhi

India

Dr Sourangsu CHowdhury

MPI Hamburg

Germany

Prof Sarav Arunachalam

University of North Carolina

United States of America

V11H1S3

Indoor Air Pollution and Personal Exposure

Date: 14th October, 2020

Time: 14.00 to 17.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Chandra Sekhar

NUS

Singapore

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

Becker Technologies GmbH

Germany

Prof, Mukesh Khare

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. Shiva Nagendra SM

IIT Madras

India

Dr Arun Sharma

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi.

India

Dr Ajay Taneja

Dr B R Ambedkar University

India

Dr Mahesh Rao

JSS Medical College & Hospital, Mysuru,

India

V11H1S4

Air quality management and clean air technologies

Date: 15th October, 2020

Time: 18.00 to 21.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Anil Namdeo

Northumbria University, Newcastle

United Kingdom

Prof. Pratim Biswas

Washington University, St. Louis

United States of America

Dr. Abhishek Tiwary

De Montfort University, Leicester

United Kingdom

Dr. Pallav Purohit

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Laxenburg

Austria

Prof. Sarav Arunachalam

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

United States of America

Dr. Rakesh Kumar

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research

India

Prof. Mukesh Khare

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

Dr. Prashant Gargava

Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi

India

Prof. Tarun Gupta

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

Dr. KV George

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

India

Dr Sunil Gulia

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

India

Dr Asha Lalwani

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

India

V11H1S5

Air pollution management through monitoring and modelling

Date: 12th October, 2020

Time: 18.30 to 21.30 Hrs (IST)

Prof S N Tripathi

IIT Kanpur

India

Prof C Venkataraman

IIT Bombay

India

Prof Dilip Ganguly

IIT Delhi

India

Dr Pallav Purohit

IIASA

Austria

Prof Vishal Verma

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States of America

Dr Sumit Sharma

TERI

India

Prof A R Ravishankara

Colorado State University

United States of America

Dr Rajesh Kumar

NCAR

United States of America

Dr Sachin Ghude

IITM Pune

India

Prof Neeraj Rastogi

PRL

India

Prof Pratim Biswas

Washington University, St. Louis

United States of America

Prof Rajan Chakrabarty

Washington University, St. Louis

United States of America

Prof Ramya Sunder Raman

IISER Bhopal

India

Dr Pawan Gupta

NASA

United States of America

Dr Sachin Ghude

IITM Pune

India

V11H1S6

Hotspot Air Quality Management - The Way Forward

Date: 15th October, 2020

Time: 14.00 to 17.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Shiva Nagendra SM

IIT Madras

India

Prof, Mukesh Khare

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. Akula Venkatram

University of California Riverside

United States of America

Prof Kuruvilla John

The University of North Texas

United States of America

Prof. Bidisha Ghosh

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

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WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

V11H2S1

Wastewater & Water Security

Date: 12th October, 2020

Time: 18.00 TO 22.00 Hrs (IST)

Dr Pawan Labhasetwar

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr. Debabrata Sahoo
(Co-Chairman)

Clemson University

United States of America

Dr. Shaleen Jain

University of Maine, Orono

United States of America

Prof. Karthik Chandran

Columbia University

United States of America

Prof. Shankar Arumugam

North California State University

United States of America

Dr. Ashok Gadgil

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

United States of America

Prof Naresh Devineni

The City University of New York-City College

United States of America

Dr. Sarvesh Soni

RMIT University, Victoria

Australia

Dr. P.S. Roy

Centre for Space Sciences & Technology Education in Asia & the Pacific (Affiliated in the United Nations).

India

Dr. Dipankar Saha

Former Member CGWB (Head Quarters),
Former Member Secretary, CGWA
Former Head of the National Ground Water Training and Research Institute, Raipur

India

Dr. Purnima Jalihal

National  Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai

India

Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kharagpur

India

Prof. T R Shreekrishna

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

India

Dr. Rima Biswas

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr Sukdeb Pal

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

V11H2S2

Technological Interventions for Clean Water

Date: 13th October, 2020

Time: 18.00 to 21.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Karthik Chandran

Columbia University

United States of America

Dr. Atya Kapley

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Prof Prosun Bhattacharya

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Sweden

Prof Rajesh Seth

University of Windsor Canada

Canada

Dr Ramesh Narayanaswamy

Curtin University, Perth

Australia

Dr Diganta Das

Loughborough University, Leicestershire

United Kingdom

Dr Vikram Kapoor

University of Texas, San Antonio

United States of America

Dr Ameet Pinto

Northeastern University

United States of America

Prof K Muralidhar

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

Prof. Parimal Pal

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

India

Dr Suneel Pandey

TERI

India

Dr Pawan Labhasetwar

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr Poonam Sevak

SAFE WATER NETWORK INDIA, New Delhi

India

Dr Manish Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

India

Dr. Rita Dhodapkar

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr Leena Deshpande

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

V11H2S3

Policies & Planning for Sustainable water Management

Date: 14th October, 2020

Time: 18.00 to 21.00 Hrs. (IST)

Dr Rakesh Kumar

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr Prashant Gargava
(Co-Chairman)

Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi

India

Prof. Balaji Rajagopalan

University of Colorado, Boulder

United States of America

Prof. Prosun Bhattacharya

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Sweden

Prof Upal Ghosh

University of Maryland, Baltimore

United States of America

Dr. Debabrata Sahoo

Clemson University

United States of America

Dr Sarvesh K Soni

RMIT University, Victoria

Australia

Shri Shiv Das Meena, IAS

Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi

India

Emeritus Prof. A. K. Gossain

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

Dr. Bharat P. Jain

Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre

India

Prof. Al Ramanathan

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

India

Prof TV Ramchandra

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

India

Dr Manish Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

India

Prof. Pennan Chinnaswamy

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India

Dr. Pranav Nagarnayak

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Er. Ankit Gupta

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

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SOIL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

V11H3S1

Contaminated Site: Assessment / Monitoring and Remediation

Date: 08th October, 2020

Time: 1830 TO 21.30 Hrs (IST)

Prof. Asif Qureshi

IIT Hyderabad

India

Prof.R.Ravi Krishna

IIT Madras

India

Prof. Brajesh Dubey

IIT Kharagpur

India

Prof. Gopal Achari

University of Calgary

Canada

Mr. Gowri Kowtha

Stratus Inc.

United States of America

Prof. InduNambi

IIT Madras

India

Prof. Jagannath Biswakarma

EAWAG, Zurich

Switzerland

Prof. K. K. Pant

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. Manoj Datta

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. G. V. Ramana

IIT Delhi

India

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan

Eco_Catalyst

United States of America

Prof. R. Rajagopal

University of Iowa

United States of America

Dr. Ravi Arulanantham

Geosyntec Consultants

United States of America

Prof. Ravi Naidu

University of Newcastle

Australia

Prof. Satish Myneni

Princeton University

United States of America

Prof. Sudha Goel

IIT Kharagpur

India

Dr.AtyaKapley

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

V11H3S2

Solid Waste Management and Waste to Wealth

Date: 10th October, 2020

Time: 1830 to 2130Hrs (IST)

Prof. Asif Qureshi

IIT Hyderabad

India

Prof.Ravi Krishna

IIT Madras

India

Prof. Brajesh Dubey

IIT Kharagpur

India

Prof. Gopal Achari

University of Calgary

Canada

Mr. Gowri Kowtha

Stratus Inc.

United States of America

Prof. InduNambi

IIT Madras

India

Prof. Jagannath Biswakarma

EAWAG, Zurich

Switzerland

Prof. K. K. Pant

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. Manoj Datta

IIT Delhi

India

Prof. G. V. Ramana

IIT Delhi

India

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan

Eco_Catalyst

United States of America

Prof. R. Rajagopal

University of Iowa

United States of America

Dr. Ravi Arulanantham

Geosyntec Consultants

United States of America

Prof. Ravi Naidu

University of Newcastle

Australia

Prof. Satish Myneni

Princeton University

United States of America

Prof. Sudha Goel

IIT Kharagpur

India

Dr.AtyaKapley

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Prof. Debraj Bhattacharya, IITH

IIT Hyderabad

India

Dr. Pradeep Jain

Innovative Waste Consulting Services

United States of America

Dr. Ravi Shankar Kadambala

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

United States of America

Dr. Chitra Jain

Radix Life Spaces

India

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RESOURCE CONSERVATION

V11H4S1

Latest techniques for carbon sequestration in enhancing hydrocarbon recovery


Date: 23th October, 2020

Time: 18.30 to 21.30 Hrs (IST)

Dr. Virendra Mani Tiwari

CSIR-NGRI

India

Dr. Davuluri Srinagesh

CSIR-NGRI

India

Prof. Mrinal K. Sen

The University of Texas at Austin, Tx, USA

USA

Prof. Manika Prasad

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA

USA

Prof. Sanjay Srinivasan

Pennsylvania State University

USA

Mr. Vilas Tawde

Advisor EOGEPL (ESSAR)

India

Shri O. N. Gyani

ONGC

India

Dr. Sujit Mitra

ONGC

India

Dr. Rajiw Lochan

CMPDI

India

Dr.(Mrs)Sadhana Rayalu

CSIR-NEERI

India

Dr. Nimisha Vedanti

CSIR-NGRI

India

Dr. PRS Prasad

CSIR-NGRI

India

Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli

CSIR-NGRI

India

Prof. Vikram Vishal

IIT Bombay

India

V11H4S2

Biological carbon sequestration and ecological modelling

Date: 12th October, 2020

Time: 19.00 to 22.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof Atul Jain

UIUC, USA

United States of America

Dr Prabir Patra

JAMSTEC, Japan

Japan

Dr Vivek Arora

Canada

Canada

Prof Somnath Baidya Roy

IIT Delhi

India

Prof N H Ravindranath

IISC Bangalore

India

Dr Vimal Bhattacharya

SAC ISRO

India

Dr Yogesh Tiwari

IITM Pune

india

V11H4S3

Sustainability and Resilience Aspects of Roadway Infrastructure

Date: 11th October, 2020

Time: 18.30 to 21.30 Hrs (IST)

Dr. Neeraj Buch

Michigan State University

United States of America

Dr. Rajib Basu Mallick

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

United States of America

Dr. Vivek Tandon

The University of Texas at El Paso

United States of America

Dr. A. Veeraragavan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

India

Dr. Satish Chandra

Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi

India

Dr. A. Gowri

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

India

Dr. B. Krishna Prapoorna

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

India

V11H4S4

Strategies for sustainable road infrastructure – interventions through new materials and monitoring techniques

Date: 17th October, 2020

Time: 1800 TO 21.00 Hrs (IST)

Prof Mahesh Tandon

Managing Director, Tandon Consultants Pvt Ltd

India

Prof. Santosh Kapuria

Director,

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research

India

Dr. Achintya Haldar

Professor and da Vinci Fellow

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Mechanics

 The University of Arizona

USA

Dr.VenkateshKodur

University Distinguished Professor&Director, Center on Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics,  Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engg

Michigan State University

USA

Dr. KE Seetha Ram

University of Tokyo

Advisor to East Japan Railways Company (JR East) for India High Speed Rail

Japan

Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee

Dean International South Asia, Curtin International

Curtin University

Australia

Dr. Rishi Gupta

Department of Civil Engineering

University of Victoria

Canada

Dr. Srinivas Voggu

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai

India

Dr. A Ramachandra Murthy

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai

India

Dr. Errampalli Madhu 

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi

India

Dr .Nasim Akhtar

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi

India

Dr. Krishna Prapoorna

Transportation Engineering - Roads and pavements, IIT- Tirupathi

India

Dr. A. Gowri

Transportation Engineering - Traffic Operations and Modeling, IIT-Tirupathi

India

Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Chubu University , Japan

Japan

Dr. Kai Xu

The Asian Development Bank Institute ADBI, Japan

Japan

Dr. Nikhil Bugalia

Visiting Faculty, IIT-Madras

India

Mr. Shreyas Bharule

 The University of Tokyo,

Japan

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CLIMATE CHANGE

V11H5S1

Weather and climate services for environmental and social security.

Date: 18th October, 2020              

Time: 18.00 to 21.00 Hrs (IST)

Dr Monojit Sengupta (NREL)

NREL

United States of America

Sukanta Basu (Delft)

T U Delft

Netherlands

Prof Auroop Ganguly

Northwestern university

United States of America

V Ramanathan

University of San DIego

United States of America

Prof Raghu Murthugudde

University of Maryland

United States of America

Dr Shubhayu Saha

Emory University

United States of America

Prof Sandeep Sukumaran

IIT Delhi

India

Prof Somnath Baidya Roy

IIT Delhi

India

Prof Subimal Ghosh

IIT Bombay

India

Prof Vimal Mishra

IIT Gandhinagar

India

Dr Aakash Srivastava

NCDC

India

Dr R C Dhiman

NIMR

India

Prof Sagnik Dey

IIT Delhi

India

V11H5S2

Climate Change: Moving towards a climate resilient environment and society - Advent of novel techniques and tools

Date: 16th October, 2020

Time: 18.00 to 22.00 Hrs (IST)

Er M Karthik

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Er Suvha Lama

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India

Dr V (Ram) Ramanathan

University of California, San Diego

United States of America

Auroop R. Ganguly

North-eastern University, Boston

United States of America

Anik Bhaduri

Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD

Australia

Dr. Jagadish Shukla

George Mason University, Fairfax City, Virginia

United States of America

Swaminathan Ramanathan

Uppsala University, Sweden

Sweden

Mukul Sharma

Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover

United States of America

Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya

Head, Climate Change & Environment, Intercooperation Social Development Secunderabad, Telangana

India

Anish Sugathan

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

India

Kishalay Mitra

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

India

Kamal Kumar Murari

Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

India

Dr. Shiv Narayn Nishad

CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi

India

Dr. K Rajendran

CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore

India

Dr Debishree Khan

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

India