Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 27 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Stone laying for new power project on February 13 http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/stone-laying-for-new-power-project-on-february-13/article8149923.ece
Tawang groups protest against hydropower projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Tawang-groups-protest-against-hydropower-projects/articleshow/50702638.cms
Financing green growth in India: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/portfolio/macro-view/financing-green-growth-in-india/article8148159.ece
ONGC gets environmental clearance for project in Krishna-Godavari basin: http://theindianawaaz.com/business-awaaz/ongc-gets-environmental-clearance-for-project-in-krishna-godavari-basin/
Indian Coal Producer Floats 260 MW Solar Power Tender https://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/25/indian-coal-producer-floats-260-mw-solar-power-tender/
Tata Power calls off acquisition of Ideal Energy’s plant Maharashtra http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/tata-power-calls-off-acquisition-of-ideal-energys-plant-maharashtra/articleshow/50725499.cms
L&T and Sojitz consortium wins $179m electrification contract for India’s Western DFC http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newslt-and-sojitz-consortium-wins-179m-electrification-contract-for-indias-western-dfc-4792865
Jones’ Coal Divestment Call Is Irresponsible, Blatantly Political http://www.insurancejournal.com/blogs/right-street/2016/01/25/396284.htm

B.IFIs

Asian Development Bank private sector financing rises 37% to $2.6 billion in 2015:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50721479.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Myanmar received over $1 billion in development loans last fiscal year http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/myanmar-received-over-1-billion-development-loans-last-fiscal-year
Planning Power Growth: http://www.thenews.com.pk/magazine/money-matters/93437-Planning-power-growth
Mitsubishi UFJ Makes Trade Finance Push With Hires From Rivals http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-24/mitsubishi-ufj-makes-trade-finance-push-with-hires-from-rivals
We must add to Indian economy’s credibility, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50705947.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Japan firm roped in to set up 100 crore building at CMCH http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/hospitals/coimbatore-japan-firm-roped-in-to-set-up-100-crore-building-at-cmch/50712068
ADB plans to double private sector investments http://www.mb.com.ph/adb-plans-to-double-private-sector-investments/#lxIM6ToDOYbV8W4f.99
ADB keen to support megaprojects : http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/finance/837696/adb-keen-to-support-megaprojects
India’s economic ‘Modification’ still not delivering on ECA finance: : http://www.txfnews.com/News/Article/5418/Indias-economic-Modification-still-not-delivering-on-ECA-finance
ADB wants ‘development bank of choice’ tag https://www.devex.com/news/adb-wants-development-bank-of-choice-tag-87623

C.Land, Water and Forest

Focus on Ganga, but pollution plagues 254 other stretches http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Focus-on-Ganga-but-pollution-plagues-254-other-stretches/articleshow/50711301.cms
Reclassifying land at Kopri: Take independent decision, NGT tells environment ministry – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/reclassifying-land-at-kopri-take-independent-decision-ngt-tells-environment-ministry/#sthash.mIsxkw7e.dpuf
Centre gives fresh green clearance to Rs 11,370 crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50719972.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 22 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Is coal-ash pollution a civil rights issue? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/01/20/u-s–civil-rights-commission-to-study-coal-ash-minority-communities.html
Coal India unions call for a day’s strike to protest against disinvestment :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50658509.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio speak his mind on the ‘destructive’ coal, oil and gas industry http://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/watch-leonardo-dicaprio-speak-his-mind-on-the-destructive-coal-oil-and-gas-industry-716629.html
Cyan wins second Tata Power order in India: http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/export/asia/cyan-wins-second-tata-power-order-india
Coal supplies fire up power producers: http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/coal-supplies-fire-up-power-producers-116012100499_1.html
Adani may buy L&T’s Punjab power plant​:​
http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/adani-may-buy-l-t-s-punjab-power-plant-116012200067_1.html
Letters: Not questionable, says Sasan Power: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/letters-not-questionable-says-sasan-power-116012101102_1.html
Kalpataru Power bags four orders for power transmission-related projects: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/stock-markets/kalpataru-power-bags-four-orders-for-power-transmissionrelated-projects/article8135664.ece

B.IFIs

Xi Jinping launches AIIB, to rival World Bank, Asian Development Bank​:​
http://nanonews.org/xi-jinping-launches-aiib-to-rival-world-bank-asian/
New AIIB official trumpets role in Asian development​:​
http://nanonews.org/new-aiib-official-trumpets-role-in-asian-development/
Japanese agency to lend Rs 4,000 crore for two northeast highway projects http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Japanese-agency-to-lend-Rs-4000-crore-for-two-northeast-highway-projects/articleshow/50662211.cms
ADB, 18 Banks Sign $200 Million to Improve Water Access in PRC Through Urban-Rural Integration​:​
http://finchannel.com/index.php/business/item/54213-adb-18-banks-sign-200-m​​
illion-to-improve-water-access-in-prc-through-urban-rural-integration
India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 250 million for Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project: http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/india-signs-financing-agreement-with-world-bank-for-us-250-million-116012001088_1.html
If Asian Infra Bank means death of World Bank and IMF, so be it http://www.firstpost.com/business/if-asian-infra-bank-means-death-of-world-bank-and-imf-so-be-it-2592818.html
World Bank Group’s Compliance Audit slams IFC, Activists demand action against GMR http://www.odishanewsinsight.com/odisha/world-bank-groups-compliance-audit-slams-ifc-activists-demand-action-against-gmr/
ACWA and Silk Road Fund to develop power projects together http://www.technicalreviewmiddleeast.com/power-a-water/power-generation/acwa-and-silk-road-fund-to-develop-power-projects-together
Chennai Metro Rail Phase-2 fast tracked for JICA funding: Rosaiah: http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20160120/2774330.html
India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 250 Million for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/india-signs-financing-agreement-with-world-bank-for-us-250-million-116012100840_1.html

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C.Land, Water and Forest

​​ Adani-Hazira Port moves SC against NGT order http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/adani-hazira-port-moves-sc-against-ngt-order/199363/
L&T wins Rs. 1213 crore order from Western Dedicated Freight Corridor Project http://netindian.in/news/2016/01/22/00036563/lt-wins-rs-1213-crore-order-western-dedicated-freight-corridor-project

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 18 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Uncertainty clouds big power projects in Jharkhand http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/uncertainty-clouds-big-power-projects-in-jharkhand-news-analysis-116011500399_1.html
Port Trust not to handle coal at Haji Bunderhttp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/port-trust-not-to-handle-coal-at-haji-bunder/article8110275.ece
Protect public lands and our climate from Big Coal’s bulldozers: http://sierra.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0032675&id=70131000001LygTAAS
India’s Bhel gets Rampal contract: http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/indias-bhel-gets-rampal-contract-203518
2016, The Year of Green Finance — The View From Londonhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-robins/2016-the-year-of-green-fi_b_8991650.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in
GN Power secures $700-million bank loan to finance Bulacan coal-fired plant http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/gn-power-secures-700-million-bank-loan-to-finance-bulacan-coal-fired-plant/
NGT sets aside environmental clearance for Hazira port expansion: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/jLR9lITgKyAOw8fHp8cCIO/NGT-sets-aside-environmental-clearance-for-Hazira-port-expan.html
Builders move SC against NGT order: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/builders-move-sc-against-ngt-order/195734/
Northwest tribes unite against giant coal, oil projects http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/northwest-tribes-unite-against-giant-coal-oil-projects/
Himachal Pradesh government to set up joint venture to generate 1,000 MW solar power in Spiti:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50602892.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Coal linkage delayed for MCL’s Rs 11,000 crore power plant:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50612032.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
1,320MW power projects under CPEC hit snags: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/91730-1320MW-power-projects-under-CPEC-hit-snags
NGT lambasts Adani group for environment damage in Hazira: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/ngt-lambasts-adani-group-for-environment-damage-in-hazira/article8114329.ece

B.IFIs

India woos US transportation infrastructure investors http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-woos-us-transportation-infrastructure-investors-116011600172_1.html
JICA team to assess desalination plant http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/jica-team-to-assess-desalination-plant/article8116137.ece
Krishnapatnam Port to develop industrial hub http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/krishnapatnam-port-to-develop-industrial-hub-116011600920_1.html
IFC ties up with MP govt for largest solar power project at Rewa: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/ifc-ties-up-with-mp-govt-for-largest-solar-power-project-at-rewa-116011600723_1.html
Xi launches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/xi-launches-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank_5032641.html?utm_source=ref_article
Ex-World Bank VP: Regardless of Washington’s beliefs, China is vital for world’s economy to survive: https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/329035-china-global-economy-crisis/
AIIB development bank launched in China: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/01/16/aiib-development-bank-launched-china
Asian Bank launched but India may not insist on VP post, expects first loan http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Asian-Bank-launched-but-India-may-not-insist-on-VP-post-expects-first-loan/articleshow/50607170.cms
Suresh Prabhu outlines Railways’ environment-friendly measures at World Bank conference: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-suresh-prabhu-outlines-railways-environment-friendly-measures-at-world-bank-conference-2166731

C.Land, Water & Forest

Myanmar Thilawa port to expand http://www.joc.com/port-news/asian-ports/myanmar-port-thilawa-expand_20160115.html
Tougher checks for Myanmar’s development projects: http://www.publicfinanceinternational.org/news/2016/01/tougher-checks-myanmar%E2%80%99s-development-projects
TAPI project still has many unresolved issues (exclusive): http://en.trend.az/business/economy/2480921.html
NGT stays activities on Kempegowda Layout: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/ngt-stays-activities-on-kempegowda-layout/article8115311.ece

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 14 Jan. 2016

A.coal & Energy

NPCB: Coal mining ops a source of water pollution in Nagaland: http://morungexpress.com/npcb-coal-mining-ops-a-source-of-water-pollution-in-nagaland/
Power Grid Corp investment for transmission projects and other top power news of the day: http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/power-grid-corp-approves-investment-of-rs-2-510-cr-for-transmission-projects-and-other-top-power-news-of-the-day-116011400151_1.html
UMPPs too risky to make investments: CLP India :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50574087.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
INDIA TO BID OUT POWER PROJECTS OF 48,000 MW IN 2-1/2YRS: MIN http://www.dailypioneer.com/top-stories/india-to-bid-out-power-projects-of-48000-mw-in-2-12yrs-min.html
Coal India to undergo major tech upgrade on lines of mining practices in US, Australia http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-coal-india-to-undergo-major-tech-upgrade-on-lines-mining-practices-in-us-australia-2165359
Coal India Proves The Value Of Competition On State Companieshttp://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/01/13/coal-india-proves-the-value-of-competition-on-state-companies/#2715e4857a0b275f652f3fec

B.IFIs

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Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about USD 1 billion per annum: World Bank​ ​
: http://dc.asianage.com/business/aadhaar-id-saving-indian-govt-about-usd-1-billion-annum-world-bank-048

State Bank of India opens branch here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2016/01/488_195400.html

India May Postpone Coal India Stake Sale http://www.wsj.com/articles/india-may-postpone-coal-india-stake-sale-1452677614

C.Land, Water & Forest

MMRDA likely to struggle to meet MTHL tender deadline http://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/mmrda-likely-to-struggle-to-meet-mthl-tender-deadline-116011300630_1.html
EAC gives green signal to NMDC’s pellet’s plant in Chhattisgarh :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50572884.cms?utm_source=contentofi​​
nterest&​​
utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Ganges dam project stumbles on Indian flooding fears: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ganges-dam-project-stumbles-indian-063129193.html
NGT Struck down the ‘Environment Clearance’ adopted during 1998-2003 -t: http://www.merinews.com/article/ngt-struck-down-the-environment-clearance-adopted-during-1998-2003/15912748.shtml#sthash.T6zAs5d2.dpuf

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 13 Jan. 2016

​​A.coal & Energy

Energy-starved Nepal loses Norwegian power plant project:http://news.yahoo.com/energy-starved-nepal-loses-norwegian-power-plant-project-062147081.html
CERC order to lead to higher tariff for RPower’s Sasan power project​:​
http://rtn.asia/g-c/16635/cerc-approves-higher-tariff-for-rpowers-sasan-umpp#igZ4OMl0MQsP2S5o.99
Opencast coal mine operator appeals Welsh council’s refusal: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/12/opencast-coal-mine-operator-appeals-welsh-councils-refusal
New gloom for coal with Arch bankruptcy filing: http://www.sltrib.com/home/3406908-155/new-gloom-for-coal-with-arch
Coal India plans biggest tech overhaul to check rampant theft:http://www.reuters.com/article/coal-india-tech-overhaul-theft-idUSKCN0UR06S20160113
CERC’s relief for Sasan may trigger similar demand: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cerc-s-relief-for-sasan-may-trigger-similar-demand-116011200770_1.html
Adani Power to expand its capacity to 2,800 MW and other top power news of the day: http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/adani-power-to-expand-its-capacity-to-2-800-mw-and-other-top-power-news-of-the-day-116011200278_1.html
Indian captive coal mines fail to keep pace with rising productionhttp://www.miningweekly.com/article/indian-captive-coal-mines-fail-to-keep-pace-with-rising-production-2016-01-12
Global Ultra-Mega Power Projects Construction Market Driven by Rising Electricity Demand. – See more at: http://www.industrytoday.co.uk/market-research-industry-today/global-ultra-mega-power-projects-construction-market-driven-by-rising-electricity-demand/47353#sthash.Gg0Y2qqk.dpuf
One-third boost to climate aid to meet Malcolm Turnbull pledge: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/onethird-boost-to-climate-aid-to-meet-malcolm-turnbull-pledge/news-story/cfea063e6a85ce44467ff26fb91dd84c

B.IFIs

Karnataka Seeks Rs 173 cr More For Dams http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Karnataka-Seeks-Rs-173-cr-More-For-Dams/2016/01/13/article3225557.ece
Raje okays Rs 4,200 crore to boost infra in 37 cities http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Raje-okays-Rs-4200-crore-to-boost-infra-in-37-cities/articleshow/50543426.cms?
WORLD BANK FINANCING AFFORDABLE POWER TO 150,000 LIBERIANS: http://frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/news/7223-world-bank-financing-affordable-power-to-150-000-liberians
India largest recipient of loans from World Bank for 70 years, says lending report http://www.firstpost.com/world/india-largest-recipient-of-loans-from-world-bank-for-70-years-says-lending-report-2581900.html
Must-watch Asia-Pacific development issues in 2016: https://www.devex.com/news/must-watch-asia-pacific-development-issues-in-2016-87583
Cambodian parliament ratifies AIIB agreement: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=316180
JICA extends loan of Rs 1,000 crore for development of sewerage system in Pune :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50559416.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

C.Land, Water & Forest

Forest clearance for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link with 3.5-year deadline: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Forest-clearance-for-Mumbai-Trans-Harbour-Link-with-3-5-year-deadline/articleshow/50553001.cms
400 acres of land reserved for Reliance in Pithampur http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50557157.cms
Rs 1.65 lakh crore Bihar package progressing: Centre :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50545245.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 12 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Bhel commissions 520MW thermal unit at a power project in Vizag, India: http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhel-commissions-520mw-thermal-unit-power-project-vizag-india-4773682
Rally against Adani power plant today: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Rally-against-Adani-power-plant-today/articleshow/50530599.cms
Adani Power to invest Rs 11,500 cr in Udupi Power: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/adani-to-invest-rs-11500-cr-in-udupi-power/192395/
Major coal mining company files for bankruptcy: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/265395-major-coal-mining-company-files-for-bankruptcy
Coal exports from Australian state of Queensland up despite mining backlash: http://www.reuters.com/article/coal-australia-exports-idUSL3N14V05K20160111
Govt to review status of 32 coal blocks next week :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50534913.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
PMO sets up panel to fast-track bullet trains: http://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/pmo-sets-up-panel-to-fast-track-bullet-trains-116011100409_1.html

B.IFIs

With Nitin Gadkari on board, it could be a smooth drive on Bengaluru’s peripheral ring road project :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50542577.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Equitas Holdings gets nod for IPO: http://www.livemint.com/Money/ToSmPF5mtMt2hnfPL1YG4N/Equitas-Holding-GNA-Axles-get-Sebi-nod-for-IPO.html
India Gets $1.5 Billion Loan For Rooftop Solar Power Program: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/11/india-gets-1-5-billion-loan-rooftop-solar-power-program/
Asian Development Bank To Provide $625 Mn Loan For Vizag-Chennai Corridor http://newsworldindia.in/business/asian-development-bank-to-provide-625-mn-loan-for-vizag-chennai-corridor/168412/
Asian bank says global carbon trade could help Southeast Asia – See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/business/article/asian-bank-says-global-carbon-trade-could-help-southeast-asia#sthash.tJt3Dirq.dpuf
PM wants AIIB to focus on infra, connectivity in Asian region http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/pm-wants-aiib-to-focus-on-infra-connectivity-in-asian-region-116011100995_1.html
ADB’s $12b climate finance: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=337219

C.Land, Water& Forest

Greens oppose riverfront project of Vadodara: http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20160111/2767016.html
Adani Ports to raise Rs 4,500 cr via long-term bonds http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/adani-ports-to-raise-rs-4-500-cr-via-long-term-bonds-116011100888_1.html
Double whammy for wild ass sanctuary cleared: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Double-whammy-for-wild-ass-sanctuary-cleared/articleshow/50543980.cms?

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 11 Jan. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

As Developed Countries Turn From Coal, India Fires Up Production http://www.nbcnews.com/business/energy/developed-countries-turn-coal-india-fires-production-n493156
Battle over Dominion coal-ash ponds heads to state water board this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/battle-over-dominion-coal-ash-ponds-heads-to-state-water-board-this-week/2016/01/10/c006b91e-b48e-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html
A closer look at the NC coal ash cleanup plan: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article54001230.html
India to Open Up Commercial Coal Mining to Private Companies: http://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/watch/india-to-open-up-commercial-coal-mining-to-private-companies/vp-CClKkJ
Javadekar in northeast to assess projects, sanctuaries: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agartala/Javadekar-in-northeast-to-assess-projects-sanctuaries/articleshow/50509364.cms
Indonesian rights commission tells Japan to review power project: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/09/national/indonesian-rights-commission-tells-japan-review-power-project/#.VpMzcvl97IV
Power project bids in March:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/522234/power-project-bids-march.html
India to end decades-old state monopoly on coal mining: http://www.mining.com/india-to-end-decades-old-state-monopoly-on-coal-mining/
Funding To Flow For Climate Change Project http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20160111/funding-flow-climate-change-project
Tata Power may gain after announcing plans to raise funds via issue of NCDs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/tata-power-may-gain-after-announcing-plans-to-raise-funds-via-issue-of-ncds-116011100071_1.html
CERC approves Sasan UMPP’s petition on electricity prices, cess: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cnbc-tv18-comments/cerc-approves-sasan-umpps-petitionelectricity-prices-cess_4951121.html?utm_source=ref_article
Barapol power project to be commissioned in Feb: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/barapol-power-project-to-be-commissioned-in-feb/article8091208.ece
Sterlite Grid bags LoI to set up power project in Odisha: http://www.greentechlead.com/featured-news/sterlite-grid-bags-loi-to-set-up-power-project-in-odisha-29525

B.IFIs

Long-term benefit: http://opinion.inquirer.net/91936/long-term-benefit
Centre clears Jharkhand’s proposal for $210 million World Bank loan: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-clears-Jharkhands-proposal-for-210-million-World-Bank-loan/articleshow/50523385.cms
ADB to cooperate with AIIB in project financing: http://www.mb.com.ph/adb-to-cooperate-with-aiib-in-project-financing/#TzKfT4jrvDh6Sq7E.99
Banker: China economy to grow: http://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/jan/08/banker-china-economy-to-grow/
FX reserves rise, but aren’t out of the woods: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/01/09/fx-reserves-rise-aren-t-out-woods.html

C.Land, Water & Forest

Major reform: Modi government may legalise land leasing :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50495289.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Maharashtra finally denotifies prime land in Shendra MIDChttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Maharashtra-finally-denotifies-prime-land-in-Shendra-MIDC/articleshow/50507472.cms