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

27 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rs 10k cr NTPC bonus debenture issue adds depth to debt market:
  2. Cancelling of JPL bid, giving mines to Coal India wrong: Delhi HC:
  3. State hails allotment of Chhattisgarh mine:
  4. WBMTDC to handle coal mining in Bengal:
  5. ‘Expedite Pirpainti, Kajra power projects’:
  6. Cancelling Jindal Power bid and allotment of mines to CIL “wrong”: High Court:
  7. Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emissions of over 8% last year:
  8. Costa Rica uses only renewable energy for first 75 days of 2015 – video report:
  9. Coal ministry eyeing 15-20 blocks for next auction round:
  10. Govt identifying 15-20 coal blocks for next round of auction: Goyal:
  11. Coal Minister Launches Projects Monitoring Portal to Enhance Efficiency, Transparency & Improve Communication Between B2G, G2G & G2B :
  12. No timeline to complete coal mines auction: Centre:
  13. Green energy push: PSBs agree to lend Rs 1.71 lakh crore to finance projects over the next 5 years:
  14. Coal India may surpass 1 bn tonne output target by 2020: Goyal:
  15. Locals reject Adani group’s land agreement in Australia:
  16. High Court notices to govt, Director Jai Prakash Power Ventures:


  1. South Korea decides to join China-proposed Asian bank
  2. ADB’s $300 mn loan to improve road connectivity:
  3. New fund devolution mode from April 1:
  4. ‘Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala:
  5. Japan Uses Climate Cash for Coal Plants in India, Bangladesh:
  6. SBI to make room for foreign partner:
  7. Foreign ally to raise stake in SBI General:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. PM running a disinformation campaign on land bill: CPM:
  2. NGT directs Haryana to not give tree felling work in forest areas to private parties:
  3. NITI Aayog to mediate inter-governmental differences:
  4. How Karnataka’s mega port project is bending the rules:

D. Dalit Issues

Farmer suicide in Parseoni village- The Times Of India

Madurai Police to Protect Dalits’ Right to Worship- The New Indian Express

Opposition questions budget outlay- The Hindu

Case Against Renuka’s Husband- The New Indian Express

Dalit Vachanakara Jayanti to be celebrated in Bidar- The Hindu

The Times Of India

Farmer suicide in Parseoni village


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