Arrest of Adv. Roma and Sokalo Gond is a condemnable attempt to crush democratic struggles

Arrest of Adv. Roma and Sokalo Gond is a condemnable attempt to crush democratic struggles

Immediately release the activists and accept the demands of struggling people of Sonbhadra, UP

 New Delhi: 30th June, 2015: National Alliance of People’s Movements expresses its outrage at the arrest of senior activist and advocate, Roma Malik, Sokalo Gond, and other women activists of the All Indian Union of Forest Working People from the organization’s office in Robertsgunj today morning by the police. We are shocked and amazed at the attempts by the UP administration to repeatedly arrest activists and the struggling people for asserting their constitutional rights and protecting the environment.

 While the memory of ruthless repression where the police open fired at the peaceful protesters at Kanhar Dam on Ambedkar Jayanti is still fresh, this attempt to crush the voice of dissent comes in the wake of the planned people’s rally against land acquisition and loot of natural resources that was to take place tomorrow in Robertsgunj is unjustifiable and unacceptable. The right to peaceful protest is part of the fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of India and no government can take away or infringe upon this sacred right. It needs to be noted that in numerous instances in the past the higher courts have repeatedly come down on the authorities for trying to muzzle protests through fabricated cases and arrests.

 We also wish to remind the UP government that some of  met the CM at the CM House in the last week of April, in the wake of the brutal police firings at adivasis and dalits in the Kanhar dam-affected area. The Order of the NGT as well clearly establishes the illegality in the entire process. The CM had assured us that he take note of all the demands in our memorandum and ensure that the conflict is resolved through dialogue with the people and Gram Sabhas. Is this how the Government seeks to resolve conflict? Are these arrests really necessary and lawful?  Such actions will only intensify the conflict and lead to further tensions in the area.

 We hope that the UP Government will take serious note of the national discontent against the arrest of senior activists of the AIUFWP and direct the district administration to drop all chargers and release the arrested activists and villagers. We convey our deep disdain for the approach of the UP government to openly harass and target activists who are engaged with the people’s issues on the ground and are raising important questions of land, natural resources and equality and democracy. We wish to remind the government and the administration that peaceful and democratic struggle of the adivasi and dalit communities, led by the women of Sonbhadra, is their constitutional right and we stand in full solidarity with them.

It would be disgraceful if administration tries to resort to such means to silence democratic voices. The rally, which was announced many days ago and is a matter of public knowledge cannot and should not be stopped by such means, we urge. National Alliance of People’s Movements demands immediate release of Adv. Roma and Sokalo Gond. We also urge the government to redress the grievances of the struggling people and accept their demands urgently.

Medha Patkar – Narmada Bachao Andolan and the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM); Prafulla Samantara – Lok Shakti Abhiyan & Lingraj Azad –Samajwadi Janparishad, NAPM, Odisha; Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava – Kisan Sangharsh Samiti &Meera – Narmada Bachao Andolan, NAPM, MP; Suniti SR, Suhas Kolhekar, Prasad Bagwe – NAPM, Maharashtra; Gabriele Dietrich, Geetha Ramakrishnan – Unorganised Sector Workers Federation, NAPM, TN; 

C R Neelkandan – NAPM Kerala; P Chennaiah &Ramakrishnan Raju – NAPM Andhra Pradesh, Arundhati Dhuru & Richa Singh –Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, NAPM, UP;Sudhir Vombatkere, Sister Celia – Domestic Workers Union &Rukmini V P, Garment Labour Union, NAPM, Karnataka; Vimal Bhai – Matu Jan sangathan & Jabar Singh, NAPM, Uttarakhand; Anand Mazgaonkar, Krishnakant – Paryavaran Suraksh Samiti, NAPM Gujarat; Kamayani Swami, Ashish Ranjan – Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan & Mahendra Yadav – Kosi Navnirman Manch, NAPM Bihar; Faisal Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar, NAPM Haryana; Kailash Meena, NAPM Rajasthan; Amitava Mitra & Sujato Bhadra, NAPM West Bengal; B S Rawat – Jan Sangharsh Vahini &Rajendra Ravi, Madhuresh Kumar, Kanika and Shabnam Shaikh– NAPM, Delhi

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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Obama emissions plan blocked: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150630/jsp/foreign/story_28694.jsp#.VZI23_mqqko
  2. Supreme Court: Obama pollution rule invalid: http://dc.asianage.com/international/supreme-court-obama-pollution-rule-invalid-230
  3. Madras HC restrains workers union of Neyveli Lignite to go on strike: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/madras-hc-restrains-workers-union-of-neyveli-lignite-to-go-on-strike-115062900971_1.html
  4. US supreme court strikes down Obama’s EPA limits on mercury pollution: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/29/supreme-court-air-pollution-epa-coal-plants
  5. Consumer body seeks privatisation in transmission sector: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/consumer-body-seeks-privatisation-in-transmission-sector-115062900672_1.html
  6. Australian project stuck, Adani to focus on India plans: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/australian-project-stuck-adani-to-focus-on-india-plans/20150629.htm
  7. CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Jun 29: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pg3maxgadijff&title=CRISIL_ratings_for_Indian_debt_instruments-Jun_29
  8. Renewable energy industry hopeful about Paris meet: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/renewable-energy-industry-hopeful-about-paris-meet/article7364210.ece
  9. Companies supplying cheaper power may get priority in CIL coal allotment: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47858377.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Mine Clearance Status of Companies Up for Government Review: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Mine-Clearance-Status-of-Companies-Up-for-Government-Review/2015/06/28/article2890936.ece
  11. India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter: http://www.business-standard.com/article/specials/india-is-now-world-s-fastest-growing-major-polluter-115062700303_1.html
  12. Fossil fuel divestment alone will not halt climate change: Bill Gates: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/fossil-fuel-divestment-alone-will-not-halt-climate-change-bill-gates_1620780.html
  13. MLA to attend climate summit: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/mla-to-attend-climate-summit/article7369129.ece
  14. South Korea to reduce 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-korea-finalises-2030-greenhouse-gas-emissions-target/article7369546.ece
  15. India’s next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/indias-next-weapon-against-climate-change-the-heat-tolerant-dwarf-cow-reuters-2318456.html
  16. China works for ‘win-win’ climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/china-works-for-win-win-climate-plan-poised-for-u-n-pledge-reuters-2318468.html
  17. Community-oriented activity must to tackle climate change: Experts: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/community-oriented-activity-must-to-tackle-climate-change-experts_1622174.html

B.IFIs

  1. India joins China-led infra bank: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/486578/india-joins-china-led-infra.html
  2. 57 countries, including India, make China-led bank a reality : http://www.oneindia.com/international/57-countries-including-india-make-china-led-bank-a-reality-1791642.html
  3. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: China holds signing ceremony : http://www.oneindia.com/international/asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-china-holds-signing-ce-1791168.html
  4. Bangladesh to get $505 mln in loan from ADB for railway improvements | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/bangladesh-to-get-505-mln-in-loan-from-adb-for-railway-improvements-reuters-2316408.html
  5. Mekong lesson for Northeast India: http://kanglaonline.com/2015/06/mekong-lesson-for-northeast-india/
  6. Teaching the poor to behave: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/teaching-the-poor-to-behave/article7368386.ece
  7. US encouraged by Narendra Modi’s pro-business reforms: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-80908.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Bill to unlock Rs 38,000 crore fund for forestation may be passed in Monsoon sessionhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Bill-to-unlock-Rs-38000-crore-fund-for-forestation-may-be-passed-in-Monsoon-session/articleshow/47870385.cms
  2. Land bill may not make it in monsoon session: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Land-bill-may-not-make-it-in-monsoon-session/articleshow/47872267.cms?
  3. Soon, non-agriculturists can buy farmland in Karnataka: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Soon-non-agriculturists-can-buy-farmland-in-Karnataka/articleshow/47873674.cms?
  4. Land bill hearing score: one for, 33 against: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150629/jsp/nation/story_28473.jsp#.VZI1FPmqqko
  5. In blockbuster deal, Nerolac sells land in Chennai for Rs 550 crore: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/In-blockbuster-deal-Nerolac-sells-land-in-Chennai-for-Rs-550-crore/articleshow/47873721.cms?

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 26 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Adani MoU for big-ticket project: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150626/jsp/frontpage/story_27892.jsp#.VYzwJvmqqko
  2. Royalty: Minister non-committal: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/royalty-minister-noncommittal/article7356845.ece
  3. Coal mining rules for states on way: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150626/jsp/business/story_27851.jsp#.VYzwNPmqqko
  4. Andhra power purchase sees toned down rates: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/andhra-power-purchase-sees-toned-down-rates-115062600040_1.html
  5. Taking China for granted: http://archivev.asianage.com/editorial/taking-china-granted-115
  6. Coming, future coal linkages for the power sector: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/coming-future-coal-linkages-for-the-power-sector/article7354640.ece
  7. Cabinet note on CBM moved: Coal Secretary Anil Swarup:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47818575.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  8. Google to convert Alabama coal plant into renewable-powered data centre: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/25/google-to-convert-alabama-coal-plant-into-renewable-powered-data-centre
  9. Adani walking away, or upping ante on Australian coal project?: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/column-adani-walking-away-or-upping-ante-on-australian-coal-project/20150625.htm
  10. Coal India must keep fuel price low for cheaper power: Secretary: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/coal-india-must-keep-fuel-price-low-for-cheaper-power-secretary-115062500944_1.html
  11. Two units of NTPC Ramagundam power plant trip: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/two-units-of-ntpc-ramagundam-power-plant-trip/article7354274.ece
  12. French banks say no to Bangladesh coal plant: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2015/jun/25/french-banks-say-no-to-bangladesh-coal-plant
  13. South Asia Fastest Growing Region in World: Report: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/South-Asia-Fastest-Growing-Region-in-World-Report/2015/06/26/article2887270.ece
  14.  Barack Obama interviews David Attenborough on climate change – video: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/jun/26/barack-obama-interviews-david-attenborough-on-climate-change-video
  15. Leading health experts call on Wellcome to divest from fossil fuels: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/25/leading-health-experts-call-on-wellcome-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels
  16. Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions: http://www.centralchronicle.com/netherlands-ordered-to-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html
  17. Biggest Coal Shipper’s Power Plan Offers Relief From Bear Market: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-26/biggest-coal-shipper-s-power-plan-offers-relief-from-bear-market

B.IFIs

  1. Donors pledge billions: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/donors-pledge-billions/article7355261.ece
  2. BRICS bank to start by April: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/brics-bank-to-start-by-april/article7355711.ece
  3. NDB to take up projects by April: Kamath: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/NDB-to-take-up-projects-by-April-Kamath/articleshow/47823391.cms?
  4. International donors pledge US $4.4 bn to rebuild quake-hit Nepal: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-international-donors-pledge-us-44-bn-to-rebuild-quake-hit-nepal-2098879
  5. ADB promises USD 600 mn to help Nepal ‘build back better’ : http://www.oneindia.com/india/adb-promises-usd-600-mn-help-nepal-build-back-better-1788295.htmlNew Development Bank keen to fund Indian projects: Kamath: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-78786.html
  6. Pump Life into R and D: http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/edex/Pump-Life-into-R-and-D/2015/06/29/article2886047.ece
  7. World Bank to study transport: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150626/jsp/calcutta/story_27865.jsp#.VYzvMvmqqko
  8. US, China bridge some economic differences in Washington talks: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-china-bridge-some-economic-differences-in-washington-talks-115062500338_1.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. High-level committee to look at more changes in Companies Act:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47823036.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  2. Govt asks Ford Foundation to register under FEMA: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-asks-Ford-Foundation-to-register-under-FEMA/articleshow/47822863.cms
  3. Repromulgation of land ordinance challenged in SC: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Repromulgation-of-land-ordinance-challenged-in-SC/articleshow/47808817.cms?
  4. Reforms absolutely necessary in land, labour and taxation: FM Arun Jaitley:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47797748.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. The writer who did not know fear: http://dc.asianage.com/india/writer-who-did-not-know-fear-347

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, water and forest: 23 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Draft emission rules allow new coal plants to pollute: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Draft-emission-rules-allow-new-coal-plants-to-pollute/articleshow/47778682.cms
  2. KSEB to Go Ahead with Athirapally Project: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/KSEB-to-Go-Ahead-with-Athirapally-Project/2015/06/23/article2881526.ece
  3. NTPC undertaking first-of-its-kind restructuring: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ntpc-undertaking-first-of-its-kind-restructuring-115062300038_1.html
  4. Vandana Gombar: Norway’s coal exit creates ripples: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/vandana-gombar-norway-s-coal-exit-creates-ripples-115062201181_1.html
  5. PSPCL to import 6 lakh tonnes of coal from South Africa:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47773516.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  6. Centre urges AP, Telangana to speed up mines auction: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/centre-urges-ap-telangana-to-speed-up-mines-auction/article7342884.ece
  7. India, EEU set up group for FTA: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-eeu-set-up-group-for-fta/article7342890.ece
  8. Govt transfers environment clearances of 19 coal blocks so far: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-transfers-environment-clearances-19-coal-blocks-far-2306614.html
  9. FICCI to host meeting on theme ‘Commercial Mining of Coal: The Enablers’: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-77168.html
  10. Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/indianised-solutions-key-to-fight-climate-change-minister_1617887.html
  11. Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/climate-change-threatens-50-years-of-progress-in-global-health-study-says
  12. Our fossil fuel addiction harms us as well as the planet: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27769-our-fossil-fuel-addiction-harms-us-as-well-as-the-planet.html#.VYkDQvmqqko
  13. GSU, CEPARD to spearhead ‘One tree, a thousand lives’ for saving forests: http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/30380-gsu-cepard-to-spearhead-one-tree-a-thousand-lives-for-saving-forests
  14. Action needed now to slow climate change: White House: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/action-needed-now-to-slow-climate-change-white-house_1618231.html

B.IFIs

  1. BRICS set to create new financial architecture: http://in.rbth.com/world/2015/06/22/brics_set_to_create_new_financial_architecture_43787.html
  2. Empowering local bodies is important: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/485068/empowering-local-bodies-important.html
  3. Smart cities: govt looking at user charges to raise resources: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/smart-cities-govt-looking-at-user-charges-to-raise-resources/article7342913.ece
  4. Harnessing sun, wind power: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/harnessing-sun-wind-power-115062300004_1.html
  5. Critics of World Bank projects intimidated: report: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/critics-of-world-bank-projects-intimidated-report/article7343509.ece
  6. Sidbi sets up Rs 1k cr fund for MSMEs: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Sidbi-sets-up-Rs-1k-cr-fund-for-MSMEs/articleshow/47776500.cms?
  7. Why we should not trust World Bank forecasts: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/c-p-chandrasekhar/why-we-should-not-trust-world-bank-forecasts/article7342777.ece
  8. IFC to invest Rs 77 crore in Punjab-based healthcare chain Ivy Health:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47766192.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  9. Microfin companies will soon have up to Rs 450 crore more to lend:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47778288.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. 3 Sangh outfits oppose land bill, say clauses won’t help farmers: http://in.rbth.com/world/2015/06/22/brics_set_to_create_new_financial_architecture_43787.html

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest – 22 June 2105

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Thermal plants: emission norms a blow to Tangedco: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/thermal-plants-emission-norms-a-blow-to-tangedco/article7339525.ece
  2. Play-safe bureaucrats delaying decisions: India Inc: http://www.asianage.com/india/play-safe-bureaucrats-delaying-decisions-india-inc-235
  3. NTPC puts 1,600 MW Gajmara project on back-burner:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47756157.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. ‘Civil aviation, railways have potential for Russia-India cooperation’: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-76751.html
  5. Ministry to focus on enforcement mechanisms for green laws: Javadekar: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/ministry-to-focus-on-enforcement-mechanisms-for-green-laws-javadekar/article7337103.ece
  6. Green panel defers clearance to NTPC’s plant in Madhya Pradesh:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47738194.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. Coal production hit due to rainfall in Adilabad: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/coal-production-hit-due-to-rainfall/article7333461.ece
  8. Meet on NE energy sector tomorrow: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jun1915/city052
  9. Contingency plan against cyclonic storms needed: Amitav Ghosh: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/contingency-plan-against-cyclonic-storms-needed-amitav-ghosh/article7340873.ece
  10. Coral comeback: Reefs have secret weapon against climate change: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630260.500-coral-comeback-reefs-have-secret-weapon-against-climate-change.html
  11. The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/21/mass-extinction-science-warning
B.IFIs

  1. ADB threatens to close loan for sewage plant: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/adb-threatens-to-close-loan-for-sewage-plant/article7335710.ece
  2. Making company registration easy: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/making-company-registration-easy-115062100835_1.html
  3. World Bank okays $250m credit for AP disaster recovery project: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/World-Bank-okays-250m-credit-for-AP-disaster-recovery-project/articleshow/47753484.cms?
  4. World Bank aid for Cyclone mitigation in Maharashtra: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/World-Bank-aid-for-Cyclone-mitigation-in-Maharashtra/articleshow/47748929.cms?
  5. BRICS bank to complement, not replace global institutions: Putin: http://www.sify.com/news/brics-bank-to-complement-not-replace-global-institutions-putin-news-international-pgukahcgciifg.html
  6. Ice plant gets ready at harbour: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/ice-plant-gets-ready-at-harbour/article7335893.ece

C.Land, Water and Forest

  1. Key RSS affiliates up in arms against Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-key-rss-affiliates-up-in-arms-against-modi-government-on-land-acquisition-bill-2097580
  2. Nine states asked to ‘immediately’ implement Forest Act: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nine-states-asked-to-immediately-implement-forest-act-2097540
  3. Expert panel seeks public comments on Companies Act:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47755543.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  4. Mauritius to act against black money: Finance Minister Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47741085.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. LoA to Adani only after Aruvikkara elections: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/loa-to-adani-only-after-aruvikkara-elections/article7340909.ece
  6. Mihir S Sharma: A corridor to the future: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/mihir-s-sharma-a-corridor-to-the-future-115062100905_1.html
  7. NDA’s play it safe approach delaying projects: Assocham:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47755470.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 19 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. India surging ahead in the field of Green Energy – 100 GW Solar Scale-Up plan: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=122566
  2. INDIA, CHINA NEED CLEANER AIR JUST TO KEEP DEATH RATE STEADY: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AIR_POLLUTION_MORTALITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  3. Rs 45K Cr from Mine Auction for Odisha: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Rs-45K-Cr-from-Mine-Auction-for-Odisha/2015/06/19/article2874736.ece
  4. Hydel power pushes NTPC into global big league: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Hydel-power-pushes-NTPC-into-global-big-league/articleshow/47727083.cms?
  5. Finance SEZs: regulators to meet on June 24: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/finance-sezs-regulators-to-meet-on-june-24/article7330030.ece
  6. Jharsuguda-Barpali Rail Line by June, 2016: Coal Secretary: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Jharsuguda-Barpali-Rail-Line-by-June-2016-Coal-Secretary/2015/06/18/article2873709.ece
  7. Electricity supply to all Indian households by 2019?: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/electricity-supply-to-all-indian-households-by-2019/20150618.htm
  8. US Catholics ready to follow Pope’s ‘marching orders’ on climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/pope-encyclical-climate-change-catholics-us-response
  9. NTPC hopes to get Centre’s nod on fuel linkage for Katwa:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47723694.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. Philippines sees slow take up of renewable energy: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/18/philippines-sees-slow-take-up-of-renewable-energy
  11. NLC inks loan pact: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/nlc-inks-loan-pact/article7327729.ece
  12. CO2 emissions stall thanks to China’s passion for renewables: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27741-co2-emissions-stall-thanks-to-chinas-passion-for-renewables.html#.VYPRRfmqqko
  13. NTPC-JKSPDCL to develop coal block in joint venture: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ntpc-jkspdcl-to-develop-coal-block-in-joint-venture-115061701367_1.html
  14. Solar power capacity target raised five fold to 100 GW: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/solar-power-capacity-target-raised-five-fold-to-100-gw/article7326369.ece
  15. Delhi discoms to face fines for power outages:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47713614.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  16. Pope attacks emissions trading as a possible ‘ploy’: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/pope-francis-attacks-emissions-trading-as-a-possible-ploy/article7332361.ece
  17. Climate change projects in poorest nations lose out in battle for funds | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/climate-change-projects-in-poorest-nations-lose-out-in-battle-for-funds-reuters-2302462.html

B.IFIs

  1. Case for more rate cut by RBI as inflation is low: ADB: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/case-for-more-rate-cut-by-rbi-as-inflation-is-low-adb/article7323472.ece
  2. Asia must invest more in clean energy to cope with climate change, says ADB: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/17/asia-invest-clean-energy-climate-change-adb
  3. China seeks rail link between Kunming and Kolkata: http://www.sify.com/news/china-seeks-rail-link-between-kunming-and-kolkata-news-national-pgsiDDbgaaegj.html
  4. China condemns efforts to find fault with new infrastructure bank AIIB: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-china-condemns-efforts-to-find-fault-with-new-infrastructure-bank-aiib-2096785
  5. ‘Government Playing Cruel Joke on Flood-hit in Jammu and Kashmir’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Government-Playing-Cruel-Joke-on-Flood-hit-in-Jammu-and-Kashmir/2015/06/19/article2874485.ece
  6. Reforms in the pipeline can push India’s economic growth above 7-7.5%: FM: http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/india-s-economic-growth-potential-higher-than-7-7-5-percent-finance-minister-115061900009_1.html
  7. 15 more dams come under World Bank-funded project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/15-more-dams-come-under-world-bankfunded-project/article7331419.ece
  8. Government All Set for Repair of Major Dams in State: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Government-All-Set-for-Repair-of-Major-Dams-in-State/2015/06/19/article2874448.ece
  9. Cabinet to consider India’s membership of China-led multilateral lender AIIB:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47727819.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  10. State fast-tracks Mekedatu drinking water project: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/484429/state-fast-tracks-mekedatu-drinking.html
  11. Fed hears data more loudly than IMF and World Bank: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/fed-up-115061801231_1.html
  12. Infosys secuity breach puts focus on banks’ security challenge:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47713215.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  13. Retain level of fund flows under central schemes: West Bengal to NITI Aayog:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47708827.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Approval of 22 sezs cancelled: http cancelled://dc.asianage.com/business/approval-22-sezs- -434
  2.  NGOs to face tighter forex scrutiny soon: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/NGOs-to-face-tighter-forex-scrutiny-soon/articleshow/47727823.cms

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 15 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Divorce growth from greenhouse gases to aid climate goals, says energy chief: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/15/economic-growth-greenhouse-gases-climate-goals-fatih-birol
  2. Industrial policy a shot in the arm for Karimnagar: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/industrial-policy-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-karimnagar/article7314799.ece
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  3. India committed to improve trade relation with China: VK Singh: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/india-committed-to-improve-trade-relation-with-china-vk-singh/article7312994.ece
  4. China reaffirms 2030 climate commitments: http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/china-reaffirms-2030-climate-commitments-115061300711_1.html
  5. Cutting carbon emissions could escalate hunger: Study: http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/30281-cutting-carbon-emissions-could-escalate-hunger-study
  6. Climate Change – The Real Deal: http://latestsolarnews.com/climate-change-the-real-deal/
  7. Preview: Storm on climate change awaits pope’s environment letter | Reuters: http://www.firstpost.com/world/preview-storm-on-climate-change-awaits-popes-environment-letter-reuters-2295286.html
  8. Competitions on renewable energy: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/competitions-on-renewable-energy/article7313458.ece
  9. Coal India now sixth-largest mining company in world: PwC: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/coal-india-now-sixth-largest-mining-company-in-world-pwc-115061400375_1.html
  10. Climate change conference in Paris later this year is of global importance: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/14/paris-climate-meeting-vital

B.IFIs
  1. Myanmar okays $264.5-mn investment in new Asian bank: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/myanmar-okays-264-5-mn-investment-in-new-asian-bank-115061200878_1.html
  2. ‘NITI Aayog reduced to National Confusion Commission’: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-niti-aayog-reduced-to-national-confusion-commission-2094745
  3. World Bank Team Inspects Water Works: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/World-Bank-Team-Inspects-Water-Works/2015/06/15/article2866927.ece
  4. Complaints raise concern about Vizhinjam project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/complaints-raise-concern-about-vizhinjam-project/article7317384.ece
  5. Quake pushed 1 million Nepalis below poverty line: Report: http://www.sify.com/news/quake-pushed-1-million-nepalis-below-poverty-line-report-news-international-pgosEnfjdhfbb.html
  6. JICA drawing up plan for Chennai-Bengaluru corridor: Govt: http://zeenews.india.com/news/karnataka/jica-drawing-up-plan-for-chennai-bengaluru-corridor-govt_1594821.html
  7. Finance Minister Jaitley’s 10-day visit to the US: http://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/finance-minister-jaitley-s-10-day-visit-to-the-us-115061500017_1.html

C.Land, Water and Forest

  1. Raising Narmada dam height could lead to calamity bigger than Nepal temblor: Committee: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/raising-narmada-dam-height-could-lead-to-calamity-bigger-than-nepal-temblor-committee-115061400740_1.html
  2. Govt will consider joint panel’s views on land bill, Sadananda Gowda says: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-will-consider-joint-panels-views-on-land-bill-Sadananda-Gowda-says/articleshow/47670612.cms?
  3. India’s economy in bad shape under Modi government, alleges Anand Sharma: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-india-s-economy-in-bad-shape-under-modi-government-alleges-anand-sharma-2095617
  4. Tribals’ livelihood hit as their habitat declared reserved forest: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Tribals-livelihood-hit-as-their-habitat-declared-reserved-forest/articleshow/47660499.cms?
  5. Rahul to raise water, land, forest issues in Chhattisgarh: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rahul-to-raise-water-land-forest-issues-in-Chhattisgarh/articleshow/47669936.cms?
  6. Bhushan and Yadav led Swaraj Abhiyaan launches farmers’ movement: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bhushan-and-yadav-led-swaraj-abhiyaan-launches-farmers-movement-2095331
  7. Over 500,000 postcards sent to PMO to tackle basic issues: http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/30278-over-500-000-postcards-sent-to-pmo-to-tackle-basic-issues