News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 2 March, 2015

2 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Normal Coal Supply Boosts Power Output of NTPC-Kaniha:
  2. Govt to Revisit 4 Blocks Auctioned in Phase I:
  3. Coal auction foul play fear:
  4. Renewable energy needs priority lending under infrastructure sector:
  5. PSU giants turn up heat in fight for coal blocks:
  6. Sunita Narain: Decoding the Budget’s ‘carbon tax’:
  7. More horse power for the energy sector:
  8. Ultra-mega power plant site in Etah:
  9. EESL to invest Rs 1,000 cr in Andhra:
  10. Opening of Applications for Allotment of Schedule 1 Coal Mines:
  11. Curse of the black gold: How Meghalaya depends on coal:
  12. Full electrification by 2022:
  13. Budget 2015-16: Govt says preparing cabinet note to boost CBM exploitation:
  14. Budget 2015: Power of five will light up energy sector:
  15. Climate change gets a boost; environment ministry budget trimmed:
  16. Environment Fails to Find Greener Pastures on Jaitley’s Map:
  17. Energy policy on the right path: Kirit S Parikh:
  18. ‘Doubling clean energy cess on coal may hike power tariff’:
  19. Power sector demands mostly untouched:
  20. Renewable energy sector left high and dry:
  21. Union Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley talks about green development, cuts allocation for environment ministry:
  22. Budget 2015 aims for ‘Green India’:
  23. 107 applications from PSUs for 43 coal blocks:
  24. Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge:
  25. Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment:
  26. What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change?:


  1. Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe:
  2. Setting up a business will become easier:
  3. Budget 2015 high on ‘investment’, ‘Ease of Doing Business’, literally:
  4. India needs $1 trillion to project power:
  5. Rs 2,200 Crore WB Aid for Hudhud Relief Works:
  6. Distribution, generation power keys:
  7. To save the rainforest, let the locals take control:
  8. World Bank report criticises Bihar for poor power condition:
  9. British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations:
  10. Two-third population of Bihar lack electricity: World Bank:
  11. Forex reserves of $1 trillion will help India become a geo-political power:
  12. Tightening hold: recapitalisation provision reduced to ₹9,555 crore:
  13. GAAR to incorporate OECD initiative’s norms on tax avoidance:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Nitish Kumar to fast against Land Acquisition Bill:
  2. Land reforms Bill soon: Paswan:
  3. Shiv Sena to write to Centre seeking changes in Land Acquisition Bill:
  4. NGOs shut for using ‘human rights’ in name:
  5. Crackdown on fake human rights organisations:
  6. Manufacturing hubs to power ‘Act East’ policy:
  7. IBUs to be treated as foreign branches of Indian banks:
  8. International Financial Services Centre (IFSC):
  9. Evacuees seek return of land taken for SEZ:
  10. Implement ‘Jameen Vapasi’ demand land losers:
  11. Several UPA ministers had sparred with Jairam on land law:

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