News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

OPGS to commission its Rs 1,855 crore 300 MW plant in Gujarat:
e-Auction for Coal Blocks:
Protection of Coastal Areas from Rising Sea Level:
Freight charge hike to hit steel, energy sectors:
Andhra Pradesh chalks out plans to meet power demand:
Food, electricity prices set to rise after freight hike:
MSEDCL incurs Rs 5K cr losses in power and distribution thefts:
UPA’s Land Law Defective, Posed Threat to India’s Security: FM:
Coal Scam: Court to Consider CBI Charge Sheet on March 2:
Coal scam: Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on SKS Ispat’s plea:
Delay in land acquisition, other reasons, hit ultra mega power projects:

Centre working with states for 24×7 power supply: Piyush Goyal:

Coal India setting up thermal plants:
Call for more people’s participation:
Global warming slowdown probably due to natural cycles, study finds:
UK backs £315m renewable energy projects:

Centre, ADB ink pacts worth $100.2 mn:
Money is not a great issue, says Minister:
Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea:
Japanese cos facing series of problems in India: Envoy:
Power Grid seeks $500 million loan from World Bank:
Remarkable progress by Bangladesh in reducing poverty: World Bank:
C.Land, Water & Forest

Govt firm but uncertainty over land bill grows:
Arun Jaitley on land bill: Don’t make industry, infrastructure ‘bad words’:
Centre coaxes and counters on land bill:
DMIC to benefit entire state: Rajasthan government

Now, Railways looks beyond budgetary support for funds:
Gadkari on a yacht, mobile phones for MPs: Express scoop reveals Essar’s internal emails:
Why governments don’t like certain NGOs:
Agricultural insecticides dangerous for water bodies:


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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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