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


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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