Updates on Coal, Eenrgy, Land, Water and Forest: 16 May, 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Reliance Power’s plea to mortgage Sasan coal blocks rejected by government:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52247248.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Six mega projects worth Rs 72,283 cr withdrawn from Odisha: http://www.prameyanews7.com/en/may2016/odisha/23207/Six-mega-projects-worth-Rs-72283-cr-withdrawn-from-Odisha-72283-cr-withdrawn-from–Odisha.htm#sthash.gQr8XNYd.uxfs
MP loses Sasan battle in tribunal, will have to pay Rs 400Cr: http://www.nyoooz.com/bhopal/457884/mp-loses-sasan-battle-in-tribunal-will-have-to-pay-rs-400cr#.VzK9PfVGF2c.twitter
कोयला निगल सकता है भारत के जल स्रोतः ग्रीनपीस इंडिया: http://www.sangharshsamvad.org/2016/05/blog-post_5.html?spref=fb
AIPEF challenges APTEL decision on Sasan UMPP in Supreme Court :http://www.merinews.com/article/aipef-challenges-aptel-decision-on-sasan-umpp-in-supreme-court/15915987.shtml&cp
Reliance wins approval for Bangladesh power plant : http://www.thedailystar.net/business/reliance-wins-approval-bangladesh-power-plant-1218736
India confirms it will file 16 solar cases against US under WTO dispute: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/india-confirms-it-will-file-16-solar-cases-against-us-under-wto-dispute_100024597/#ixzz48nguEe3u
Police Firing, Hydel Projects Cast Long Shadow Over Arunachal’s Sensitive Tawang Region: http://thewire.in/2016/05/03/arrested-over-green-tribunals-suspension-of-hydel-project-says-arunachal-anti-dam-activist-33410/
India: SECI calls on World Bank for $200m financing for own solar projects : http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/india–seci-calls-on-world-bank-for-200m-financing-for-own-solar-projects_100024411/#ixzz48ng5QTjn
GVK to soon supply power from its first thermal plant in Punjab:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52258826.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Debt hurdle for Adani’s buying spree: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/debt-hurdle-for-adani-s-buying-spree-116051200019_1.html#.VzRF2nyn2LM.twitter
The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate assets has begun, to tide over bad loans crisis: http://m.thehindu.com/business/Industry/the-biggestever-fire-sale-of-indian-corporate-assets-has-begun-to-tide-over-bad-loans-crisis/article8573163.ece
No environmental clearance for Banshkhali plant : http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/03/no-environmental-clearance-banshkhali-plant
It’s Time to End the ‘Bid Low, Raise Price Later’ Strategy of Power Sector Players: http://thewire.in/2016/04/27/its-time-to-end-the-bid-low-raise-price-later-strategy-of-power-sector-players-32046/
Panel to consider green nod to 4,000 MW project in Bihar: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/panel-to-consider-green-nod-to-4-000-mw-project-in-bihar-116042700620_1.html#.VyHv4bTY5wU.twitter
BHEL commissions 500 MW Thermal Power plant and other Top Corporate News:
http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/bhel-commissions-500-mw-thermal-power-plant-and-other-top-corporate-news-116051600025_1.html
RIL gets green nod for exploratory drilling project in Tamil Nadu:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52278605.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Tripura houses ONGC’s first power plant; biggest in NE: http://thenortheasttoday.com/tripura-houses-ongcs-first-power-plant-biggest-in-ne/
Indian Power Project On, Despite Opposition From Sections of Sri Lankan Government: http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Indian-Power-Project-On-Despite-Opposition-From-Sections-of-Sri-Lankan-Government/2016/05/15/article3434115.ece
Government expects all operational coal blocks to resume work by July: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/metals-mining/government-expects-all-operational-coal-blocks-to-resume-work-by-july/articleshow/52285496.cms

B.IFIs

ADB’s new long-term strategy may include climate finance: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/adbs-new-long-term-strategy-may-include-climate-finance/
20 listed banks’ gross NPAs cross Rs 1 lakh cr: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/banking-finance/20-listed-banks-gross-npas-cross-rs-1-lakh-cr/254223/
NPAs may rise to 6.9% under severe stress scenario: Finance Ministry: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/npas-may-rise-to-6-9-under-severe-stress-scenario-finance-ministry/255467/
IFC in talks with Indian stressed asset managers: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/YzwZn8kN2f6UDf55SVH6JM/IFC-in-talks-with-Indian-stressed-asset-managers.html
India has one third of world’s poorest, says World Bank: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10003228/India-has-one-third-of-worlds-poorest-says-World-Bank.html
World Bank getting ready for billions in smart city loans:http://readwrite.com/2016/05/02/india-pushes-smart-cities-world-bank-cl4/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=sumome_share

C.Land, Water and Forest

Smart infra: Modi govt’s Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor SPV+ Telangana search for foreign partners: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/dmicdc-telangana-search-for-foreign-partners-for-smart-infrastructure/254172/
No Posco, but 3L trees axed for project: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/no-posco-but-3l-trees-axed-for-project/articleshow/52100707.cms
Temporary freeze on Posco steel project: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Temporary-freeze-on-Posco-steel-project/articleshow/52248052.cms

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