News Updates on Energy, Coal, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 20 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. China Firm Offers $12bn Financing for Key Power Projects:
  2. Centre yet to decide on Reliance’s Sasan coal blocks:
  3. Three days of bad news drills US coal mining stocks:
  4. Coal India aiming to double output to one-billion tons a year by 2020:
  5. Coal Is Losing the War on Coal:
  6. Walter Energy’s bankruptcy is biggest in coal industry since 2012:
  7. BJP, MDMK question Adani deal:
  8. Central Railway in talks with dabhol plant to purchase cheaper power:
  9. First stage II forest clearance, then mine lease:
  10. Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference:
  11. More global warming would make work outdoors impossible in India:
  12. Coal ministry throws lifeline to CESC Chandrapur plant:
  13. Bottom liners not used to protect groundwater in federal coal ash cleanup:
  14. Myanmar Villagers Stand United Against Coal Plant:
  15. RattanIndia signs pact, gets to develop solar project in MP :


  2. Cabinet OKs new bridge on Ganga:
  3. World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim says lender ‘ready to work’ with AIIB:
  4. Low inflation to linger this year – ADB:
  5. The AIIB is a Chinese Bank Created for Chinese Ends:
  6. Greek debt crisis: reforms will fail, says ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis:
  7. Andhra Pradesh to develop 200 link roads to boost investments on Vizag-Chennai corridor:
  8. Govt to conduct feasibility study for Rs 23,000-cr India-Sri Lanka project:
  9. ADB’s India forecast: Sunny with a chance of 7.8% growth:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. No end to Narmada oustees’ struggle:
  2. Dam oustees question government on rehabilitation issue:
  3. Hansraj Ahir, Nitin Gadkari facilitated dodgy land acquisition for coal blocks:
  4. BJD to oppose Land Bill, raise Posco, Vyapam scam issues in Parliament:
  5. Naveen to meet party MPs to discuss party’s stand on Land Bill:
  6. Modi govt unlikely to bring land bill in Monsoon session:
  7. Govt, trade unions differ on contract labour, minimum wage:
  8. Villagers refuse to give land:
  9. Learning with Times: Uranium is a cleaner fuel, but not freely traded:
  10. $8-trillion dream for economy:

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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