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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