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

26 March 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Cabinet Nod for Auction to Import Gas for 31 Idle Power Plants:
  2. MoEF nod for Pudimadaka project study:
  3. NTPC Invites Tenders for Vizag Plant:
  4. Atchutapuram NTPC Impact Report by May:
  5. Pollution lens on coal firms:
  6. Green energy push: PSBs agree to lend Rs 1.71 lakh crore to finance projects over the next 5 years:
  7. Coal blocks nod to hinge on forest law:
  8. Kamarajar Port to Import 18 Mn Tonnes of Coal in Two Years:
  9. Sushil Modi hails coal block allocation to Barauni plant:
  10. A Ukraine factory that can’t close, and workers who won’t quit:
  11. Cabinet allows use of imported gas to revive stuck power plants:
  12. Odisha wins back Manoharpur coal blocks:
  13. Govt to subsidise imported gas-based power generation:
  14. Keep it in the Ground campaign: six things we’ve learned:
  15. IL&FS aims to more than triple power generation capacity: Official:
  16. Fossil fuel firms are still bankrolling climate denial lobby groups:
  17. Fossil-fuel divestment is not the way to reduce carbon emissions:
  18. Losses for SEBs may reduce with improved coal supply & tariff hike:
  19. NTPC gets back five coal blocks:
  20. CCEA approves gas import to revive stranded power plants:
  21. Coal blocks nod to hinge on forest law:
  22. We have fast-tracked project approvals, brought in transparency: Prakash Javadekar, Environment minister:
  23. How much of the world’s fossil fuels can we burn?:


  1. TN vows to thwart Mekedatu dam plan:
  2. ‘K’taka Dam Plan Will be Thwarted’:
  3. Claude Smadja: A preview of the new world order:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Govt hints it may repromulgate land ordinance:
  2. Not ruling out joint sitting if all options on land bill fail: Venkaiah:
  3. Centre to discuss Forest Rights Act with states in April:
  4. Converting 101 rivers into waterways: Cabinet gives nod to plans for enactment of a legislation:
  5. Govt may issue ‘re-ordinance’ on land bill: Union minister:


25 March 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Govt to allot coal mines to PSUs today:
  2. OERC Hikes Power Tariff:
  3. Serious financial lapses by Gujarat PSUs:
  4. Bengal wins crucial coal comfort:
  5. State govt seeks to double coal supply from Centre:
  6. Ramgarh coal for Essar’s MP plant:
  7. Goyal eyes bidding in dollar to cut solar tariff:
  8. Coal block re-allocation: States, PSUs get back lost mines:
  9. New round of coal block auctions from April: Piyush Goyal:
  10. Govt allots 38 mines to state, central PSUs:
  11. India’s coal imports to jump 19 percent to 200 million tonnes in 2014/15:
  12. 37 coal mines allotted to state power units, one to SAIL:
  13. Coal boost: State bags two more big blocks:
  14. US coal sector in ‘terminal decline’, financial analysts say:
  15. Essar Power to resume power production from Sangrauli:
  16. MPs pension fund should not be divested from fossil fuels, says Liz Truss:
  17. Essar Power to start mining from Tokisud coal block in Jharkhand:
  18. Gujarat has 19000 million units surplus power:
  19. Tap geothermal energy from coast line, Governor tells state:
  20. Allocation of coal mines to public sector firms today:
  21. India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists:


  1. Tiger to Pip Dragon in Economic Growth in Asia: ADB:
  2. Tata Power’s global collaboration for power project in Georgia:
  3. Tony Abbott says he supports a transparent, multinational Asian bank:

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Top BJP leaders meet PM Modi over Land Acquisition Ordinance issue:
  2. Ordinance to lapse on April 5, govt mulls land bill options:
  3. Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5:

Author: Intercultural Resources

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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