News updates on coal, energy, IFIs, land, water and forest: 30 April, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. A fillip to clean power:
  2. India’s renewable energy agency signs IFC’s master cooperation agreement:
  3. JSPL tanks 6% as CBI chargesheets chairman Naveen Jindal in coal scam:
  4. Further stake sale in Coal India to meet SEBI guidelines: Goyal:
  5. Coal Scam: Jindal Steel denies all CBI allegations:
  6. Goa govt losing coal block in Chhattisgarh:
  7. Coal to remain important mainstay fuel for India and Japan’s energy plans:
  8. Khattar dedicates National Transmission Asset Management Centre of Powergrid to nation:
  9. India plans to have more clean coal technology: Minister:
  10. Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda, 13 others chargesheeted by CBI:
  11. Jharkhand says land no reason for project exit, Reliance Power disagrees:
  12. Coal to remain main fuel: Goyal:
  13. Environmental groups sound alarm over ‘self-destructive’ fracking in Colorado:
  14. Parliamentary panel says Reliance Power ‘ineligible’ for three UMPPs, calls for probe:
  15. Jharkhand says Reliance Power’s Tilaiya exit ‘surprising’:
  16. Coal block case: Court order on May 7 on charges against RSPL:
  17. NTPC says ready to take up Jharkhands’s Tilaiya mega power project:
  18. Coal-related pollution chokes mining towns in Jharkhand:
  19. Group representing 1m medical students backs fossil fuel divestment:
  20. Fossil fuels are the new tobacco when it comes to health risk:
  21. Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds:
  22. Fossil fuel companies defy warnings on burning reserves:


  1. US to press China on infrastructure bank governance standards: official:
  2. ACCIF stresses improvement of connectivity:
  3. World Bank extends support to Nepal:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Land acquisition bill: Farmer resentment grows as water runs dry in Kolar:
  2. Land Bill: With allies’ and Opposition’s united criticism, is PM Modi on backfoot for first time?:
  3. Bangla land agreement Bill to be in Rajya Sabha next week:
  4. Cabinet approves Compensatory Afforestation Bill, likely to be tabled next week:
  5.  Indian Farmers to Face Harder Life Ahead: Studies:

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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