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:

Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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