News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 9 March, 2015

9 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. VayuGrid to develop bioenergy zones in AP: http://www.projectsmonitor.com/your-press-release/vayugrid-to-develop-bioenergy-zones-in-ap/
  2. Revenue from coal auction hits Rs 1.57 lakh cr; Ambuja Cement gets Gare-Palma: http://www.firstpost.com/business/revenue-from-coal-auction-hits-rs-1-57-lakh-cr-ambuja-cement-gets-gare-palma-2142387.html
  3. Power prices slide to Rs 1 per unit as Coal India steps up supply:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46498488.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Coal Auction Rains Revenue Bonanza; Touches Rs 1.5 L cr: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Coal-Auction-Rains-Revenue-Bonanza-Touches-Rs-1.5-L-cr/2015/03/09/article2704479.ece
  5. Power projects: Two of the five UMPPs proposed in Budget 2015 likely to be awarded this year: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/power-projects-two-of-the-five-umpps-proposed-in-budget-2015-likely-to-be-awarded-this-year/articleshow/46497544.cms
  6. Coal output: billion-tonne target within sight: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coal-output-billiontonne-target-within-sight/article6972312.ece
  7. Goyal optimistic on green energy targets: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/goyal-optimistic-on-green-energy-targets/article6972301.ece
  8. Coal-mining states to be richer by Rs 71,000 cr: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-mining-states-to-be-richer-by-rs-71-000-cr-115030900018_1.html
  9. Jaypee, Ambuja bag coal mines: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150309/jsp/business/story_7514.jsp#.VP0zffzLcm8
  10. Nuclear power way cheaper than others, says govt:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/464289/nuclear-power-way-cheaper-others.html
  11.  ‘Renewable energy targets not unrealistic’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/renewable-energy-targets-not-unrealistic/article6971985.ece
  12. Panel suggestions on fresh bidding norms for UMPP by March-end: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/panel-suggestions-on-fresh-bidding-norms-for-umpp-by-march-end/articleshow/46491275.cms
  13. Jaypee Cement Corporation wins Mandla South coal block: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/jaypee-cement-corporation-wins-mandla-south-coal-block/article6971645.ece
  14. How will everything change under climate change?: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/how-will-everything-change-under-climate-change
  15. The Guardian view on climate change and social disruption: how one form of chaos breeds another: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/08/guardian-view-climate-change-social-disruption
  16. Florida banned state workers from using term ‘climate change’ – report: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/08/florida-banned-terms-climate-change-global-warming
  17. Mission for Green India, MGNREGA will converge to facilitate afforestation on 10 million hectares of land:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46497785.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  18. Climate summit’s pledges on carbon cuts ‘won’t avert global disaster’: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/07/climate-summit-pledge-fail-carbon-cuts-temperature-rise
  19. Government decides to speed up Rs 90,000 crore power projects:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46497924.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  20. Government proposes an omnibus law to regulate the environment:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46498048.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

B.IFIs

  1. TN road project: final round of talks soon for ₹5,115-crore World Bank aid: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/tn-road-project-final-round-of-talks-soon-for-5115crore-world-bank-aid/article6971897.ece
  2. State told to speed up road works: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/state-told-to-speed-up-road-works/article6970996.ece
  3. Start an Olympic-style competition for state governments: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/start-an-olympic-style-competition-for-state-governments/
  4. Bring time frame to introduce industry related services, DIPP tells states: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/464060/bring-time-frame-introduce-industry.html
  5. Ethiopian farmer drops case alleging UK aid helped fund evictions: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/mar/06/ethiopian-farmer-drops-case-dfid-alleging-aid-money-helped-fund-evictions
  6. ‘Imphal-Mandalay bus service being discussed’: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=3..050315.mar15
  7. For a Career in Mining Engineering: http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/edex/For-a-Career-in-Mining-Engineering/2015/03/09/article2699550.ece
  8. Administrative Hiccups Delay Dam Safety Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Administrative-Hiccups-Delay-Dam-Safety-Project/2015/03/09/article2705159.ece
  1. Land, Water & Forest
  1. Land acquisition bill puts Dhankar on back foot: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/land-acquisition-bill-puts-dhankar-on-back-foot/articleshow/46497626.cms
  2. Opposition readies to corner government over farmer issues: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Opposition-readies-to-corner-government-over-farmer-issues/articleshow/46497657.cms?
  3. Govt trains math gun at UPA land law: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150309/jsp/nation/story_7619.jsp#.VP0rw_zLcm8
  4. Land Bill row: Government may move amendment on ‘private entity’: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-land-bill-row-government-may-move-amendment-on-private-entity-2067064
  5. Govt to table land bill in LS tomorrow: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-to-table-land-bill-in-LS-tomorrow/articleshow/46488806.cms?
  6. Land Acquisition Bill anti-farmer, pro-corporate: Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-land-acquisition-bill-anti-farmer-pro-corporate-jamaat-e-islami-hind-2066752
  7. PM ‘pro-poor’ tag on land bill: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150306/jsp/nation/story_7184.jsp#.VP0wDfzLcm8
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