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:

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