Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 22 May, 2015

A.Coal & Energy India‘s Moribund power witnesses sea change after Modi launches major initiatives: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/efeatures.aspx?relid=121922 Cheyyur plant not viable: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/cheyyur-plant-not-viable/article7233379.ece CESC seeks to hike rates to recover levy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/CESC-seeks-to-hike-rates-to-recover-levy/articleshow/47378884.cms? Coal linkage auction to have price safeguards: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Coal-linkage-auction-to-have-price-safeguards/articleshow/47377947.cms India defends using coal for electricity at UN forum: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-defends-using-coal-for-electricity-at-un-forum-115052101585_1.html Govt eases FDI norms for NRIs, PIOs, OCI:... Continue Reading →


Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 May, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Public hearing on NTPC power project on May 23: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/public-hearing-on-ntpc-power-project-on-may-23/article7225845.ece CSE welcomes proposed changes in emission norms: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/cse-welcomes-proposed-changes-in-emission-norms/article7225483.ece New emission, water consumption standards for thermal power plants: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/new-emission-water-consumption-standards-for-thermal-power-plants-115052000043_1.html CSE hails govt's stringent pollution norms for thermal plants: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/cse-hails-govts-stringent-pollution-norms-for-thermal-plants_1598063.html Govt drafts rules for cleaner coal power: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/Govt-drafts-rules-for-cleaner-coal-power/articleshow/47347011.cms Coal block case: Court frames charges... Continue Reading →

Khedut Chetna Yatra (Farmers’ Awareness Yatra) – farmers’ attempt to wake the slumbering government

Sanyukt Khedut Sangharsh Samiti – Gujarat Jameen Adhikar Andolan – Gujarat (JAAG) C/o Khet Bhavan, Near Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad 380 027 Contact: 94093 07693 19th May 2015 PRESSNOTE To, Editor/Bureau Chief, Khedut Chetna Yatra (Farmers’ Awareness Yatra) – farmers’ attempt to wake the slumbering government The newly elected NDA government, in December 2014, had sought... Continue Reading →

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 18 May, 2015

A.Coal & Energy 'The govt has done a lot to set the investment climate right': http://www.rediff.com/money/interview/interview-the-govt-has-done-a-lot-to-set-the-investment-climate-right/20150518.htm\ ‘West will have to pay for damage to planet’: http://www.asianage.com/india/west-will-have-pay-damage-planet-914 IPPs Are Objecting to Power Supply at Variable Cost: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/IPPs-Are-Objecting-to-Power-Supply-at-Variable-Cost/2015/05/18/article2820332.ece Govt may bar multiple bids by one company in coal auctions: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Govt-may-bar-multiple-bids-by-one-company-in-coal-auctions/articleshow/47322768.cms? We got honest value of coal through... Continue Reading →

Fractured Forest: The Political Ecology of the Delhi Rdige

The Delhi Ridge hardly figures in the public imagination of the city. This was not always so. As recently as 2006, sizable protest movements rallied to preserve Ridge land. Although the Ridge is discussed in various domains, the narratives remain scattered and hardly capture the vital interconnections between the Ridge and larger struggles for land... Continue Reading →


Jayalalithaa Math-Error Justice CR Kumaraswamy excelled himself in the Jayalalitha disproportionate assets case, by “miscalculating” Rs 10.67 cr loans as 24.17 cr on page 852 of the judgment. As a result of this miscalculation, he could then show that her assets were not disproportionate compared to her known sources of income, as her balance loan... Continue Reading →

News updates on Land, water, forest, IFIs, coal and Energy: 15 May, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Prevented coal pilferage worth thousands of crores: CVC: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/prevented-coal-pilferage-worth-thousands-of-crores-cvc-115051401388_1.html Goyal calls for more efforts to meet renewable energy generation target: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/goyal-calls-for-more-efforts-to-meet-renewable-energy-generation-target/article7205529.ece Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurates New Solar Passive Building of the National Institute of Solar Energy: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=121733 DVC, CIL get 3 months to stop river pollution: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/DVC-CIL-get-3-months-to-stop-river-pollution/articleshow/47281512.cms Former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha... Continue Reading →

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience – a Calendar (April 2015- March 2016)

Narmada: 30 Years of Resilience - a Calendar (April 2015- March 2016) Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada Movement)has completed 30 years of its prolonged struggles against big dams in the Narmada Valley. It’s a time for saluting the resistance and resilience, a time for celebrating the resolve to save the valley. But, also a time... Continue Reading →


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