News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water, Forest, Dalit issues: 27 March 2015

27 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Rs 10k cr NTPC bonus debenture issue adds depth to debt market: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Rs-10k-cr-NTPC-bonus-debenture-issue-adds-depth-to-debt-market/articleshow/46710089.cms? Cancelling of JPL bid, giving mines to Coal India wrong: Delhi HC: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/cancelling-of-jpl-bid-giving-mines-to-coal-india-wrong-delhi-hc/articleshow/46710157.cms State hails allotment of Chhattisgarh mine: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/State-hails-allotment-of-Chhattisgarh-mine/articleshow/46709966.cms? WBMTDC to handle coal mining in Bengal: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/wbmtdc-to-handle-coal-mining-in-bengal/articleshow/46708107.cms ‘Expedite Pirpainti, Kajra power projects’: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/expedite-pirpainti-kajra-power-projects/articleshow/46708066.cms Cancelling Jindal... Continue Reading →

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Forest, Land and Water: 25 and 26 March, 2015

26 March 2015 A.Coal & Energy Cabinet Nod for Auction to Import Gas for 31 Idle Power Plants: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Cabinet-Nod-for-Auction-to-Import-Gas-for-31-Idle-Power-Plants/2015/03/26/article2731003.ece MoEF nod for Pudimadaka project study: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/moef-nod-for-pudimadaka-project-study/article7033626.ece NTPC Invites Tenders for Vizag Plant: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NTPC-Invites-Tenders-for-Vizag-Plant/2015/03/26/article2730769.ece Atchutapuram NTPC Impact Report by May: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Atchutapuram-NTPC-Impact-Report-by-May/2015/03/26/article2730426.ece Pollution lens on coal firms: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150326/jsp/jharkhand/story_10861.jsp#.VROV8vmUd1E Green energy push: PSBs agree to lend Rs 1.71... Continue Reading →

6th Death Anniversary of Smitu Kothari

Dear Friends, Today is the 6th death anniversary of our beloved friend, scholar, activist and writer Smitu Kothari, who left us on the 23rd March 2009. Intercultural Resources, founded by him pay homage and tribute to Smitu whose  writings and activities include a wide spectrum of issues and arenas ranging from Development-induced displacement, , the... Continue Reading →

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience – a Calendar (April 2015-March 2016)

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience - a Calendar (April 2015-March 2016) Dear Friend, Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) has completed 30 years of its history and innumerable struggles. The Delhi Solidarity Group is celebrating this great event it by bringing out a calendar. Thirty long years of NBA’s arduous struggles against the construction... Continue Reading →

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 16 March, 2015

16 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/australia-spells-out-plans-to-protect-great-barrier-reef/article6998529.ece “If we ask govt to clean up, we are guilty of judicial overreach”: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/if-we-ask-govt-to-clean-up-we-are-guilty-of-judicial-overreach/article6997526.ece Supreme Court judge defends ‘overreach’ to save environment: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-judge-defends-overreach-save-environment-721 Commercial mining of coal to be allowed: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/commercial-mining-of-coal-to-be-allowed-115031600063_1.html Coal block ownership: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150316/jsp/business/story_8898.jsp#.VQZyWI6Ud1E Centre to ensure lower... Continue Reading →

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience – a Calendar

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience - a Calendar (April 2015-March 2016) Dear Friend, Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) has completed 30 years of its history and innumerable struggles. The Delhi Solidarity Group is celebrating this great event it by bringing out a calendar. Thirty long years of NBA’s arduous struggles against the construction... Continue Reading →

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 13 March, 2015

13 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Adani plans Rs 20k crore clean energy park in Mundra: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/adani-plans-rs-20k-crore-clean-energy-park-in-mundra/articleshow/46548888.cms NDA ally Raju Shetti opposes land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/NDA-ally-Raju-Shetti-opposes-land-bill/articleshow/46535314.cms? Chinese, U.S. power firms top inefficient coal plants list: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdnfEmghgeadd&title=Chinese%2C_U.S._power_firms_top_inefficient_coal_plants_list NTPC Set to Enter Power Distribution: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NTPC-Set-to-Enter-Power-Distribution/2015/03/13/article2711356.ece Coal auction proves right policies can combat corruption: PM Narendra Modi: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-coal-auction-proves-right-policies-can-combat-corruption-pm-narendra-modi-2068275 Coalgate:... Continue Reading →

News updates on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 12 March, 2015

12 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Supreme Court moved for probe on Birla, RIL: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-moved-probe-birla-ril-867 NGO seeks CBI, ED probe into Aditya Birla group: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ngo-seeks-cbi-ed-probe-into-aditya-birla-group/article6983436.ece Hindalco caught in a bind: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/hindalco-caught-in-a-bind/article6983435.ece Mamata gets green nod from Modi govt for 43 projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/mamata-gets-green-nod-from-modi-govt-for-43-projects/articleshow/46532625.cms Adani, GVK Power get clearance for port expansion in Queensland: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adani-gvk-power-get-clearance-for-port-expansion-in-queensland/article6982979.ece PC Parakh's... Continue Reading →

News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 11 March, 2015

11, March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Coal block auction: Government likely to cap costs of power plants:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46522140.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Mining bill goes to panel: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150311/jsp/nation/story_8043.jsp#.VP_KiPyUd1E Former CAG vindicated: http://dc.asianage.com/editorial/former-cag-vindicated-641 Singareni plants to be oil-fired in May-June: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/singareni-plants-to-be-oilfired-in-mayjune/article6980554.ece Delhi govt eyeing coal block to set up own power plant: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-eyeing-coal-block-to-set-up-own-power-plant/articleshow/46522653.cms? Aggressive bidding for coal blocks is likely to... Continue Reading →

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