News clippings on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rules for mines auction to be readied by May: Narendra Singh Tomar:
  2. Coal block auctions in India see aggressive bidding:
  3. Half-way through coal e-auction, aggressive bids fetch Rs 60,000 cr:
  4. ‘Aggressive bidding in auction to be credit negative for power companies’:
  5. Coal Block Auction: Hindalco wins Gare Palma IV/5 mine in Chhattisgarh:
  6. Sense & nonsense in coal auction: Jindal’s mine at Rs 108/tn, Birla’s at Rs 3,502:
  7. Hindalco wins block for Rs.14,859 cr:
  8. Government expects sale proceeds of 204 coal blocks to surpass the earlier estimates of Rs 7 lakh crore:
  9. NTPC, Coal India, SAIL plan to produce green energy:
  10. Rural India’s LPG failure kills people, changes weather:
  11. Coal bids may hit Rs 15 trillion:
  12. 2.7-lakh MW capacity to be added in 5 years:
  13. NDA govt’s grouse with Greenpeace: Mahan coal block protests:
  14. Modi to visit Sri Lanka next month:
  15. Climate Change Conference:
  16. Met police ‘pay to protest’ proposal rejected by campaigners:
  17. Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court:
  18. The Climate is Changing: So What?:
  19. Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel project:
  20. Ukip candidate asks: what happens when renewable energy runs out?:
  21. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary:\


  1. The UK must fight for better World Bank environment policy:
  2. IIM Kashipur holds a workshop on ‘Environment Assessment’ in Delhi:
  3. Sri Lanka Finance Minister meets top officials of World Bank, IMF:
  4. Deng Xiaoping Devised What was Suitable for Mainland China:
  5. Route proposals through Centre, World Bank tells Shimla:
  6. Japanese firm looking to invest $9 billion in Andhra:
  7. Japan offers help in food processing sector:
  8. What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?:
  9. World Bank & IIM-I to assess higher education in MP:

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal:
  2. 20 years on, Datia farmers lose land and live in darkness:
  3. RIL employee among 5 detained for leaking confidential petroleum ministry documents:
  4. HC asks State govt to quickly take a stand on diluted planning rules:
  5. Modi govt vs Priya Pillai: Insanity of the ‘doodh mein makkhi’ theory:
  6. Ministry asks Delhi govt. for plan on pollution:
  7. Congress not to join Anna Hazare’s protest against land ordinance:

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