News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 April, 2015

27 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rusbridger: India must review fossil fuel subsidies:
  2. ‘Climate change is the most important story of our lives’:
  3. Coal block auction II: Ministry looking at ‘one group, one bid’ cap:
  4. Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy:
  5. Task force for scrapping of MoUs with 16 IPPs:
  6. JSPL to invest Rs. 20,000 cr in power business:
  7. The Company has been Able to Bring Down its Debt Burden:
  8. ‘Kudgi thermal plant 11 months away from power generation’:
  9. Climate change:\
  10. Australia’s Direct Action fund may need $1bn more to meet emissions target:
  11. Soas becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels:


  1. IMF ready to send team to Nepal to assess needs:
  2. ADB funding 31,000 km rural roads in five States:
  3. ADB lends USD 2 billoin to India for road construction in 5 states:
  4. Farmers approach ADB, get road project halted:
  5. Community to look into coastal protection:
  6. Submit report on beach erosion by June 15, NIOT told:

C. Land,Water & Forest

  1. More relief will be provided to distressed farmers: FM Arun Jaitley:
  2. Venkaiah Naidu rejects possibility of rethink on Land Bill:
  3. Carrot-&-stick policy can help implement NGT ban:
  4. New Land Bill to provide new opportunities to farmers as well as rural poor seeking jobs:
  5. What is the main strength of the 2015 Land Bill? Implicit rejection of 1894 Land Acquisition Act:

  6. Jharkhand: Farmers, activists continue to battle against corporate projects:
  7. Land bill issue will act as ‘Sanjeevani’ for Congress party: Jairam Ramesh:

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