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News clippings on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 20 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Rules for mines auction to be readied by May: Narendra Singh Tomar:
  2. Coal block auctions in India see aggressive bidding:
  3. Half-way through coal e-auction, aggressive bids fetch Rs 60,000 cr:
  4. ‘Aggressive bidding in auction to be credit negative for power companies’:
  5. Coal Block Auction: Hindalco wins Gare Palma IV/5 mine in Chhattisgarh:
  6. Sense & nonsense in coal auction: Jindal’s mine at Rs 108/tn, Birla’s at Rs 3,502:
  7. Hindalco wins block for Rs.14,859 cr:
  8. Government expects sale proceeds of 204 coal blocks to surpass the earlier estimates of Rs 7 lakh crore:
  9. NTPC, Coal India, SAIL plan to produce green energy:
  10. Rural India’s LPG failure kills people, changes weather:
  11. Coal bids may hit Rs 15 trillion:
  12. 2.7-lakh MW capacity to be added in 5 years:
  13. NDA govt’s grouse with Greenpeace: Mahan coal block protests:
  14. Modi to visit Sri Lanka next month:
  15. Climate Change Conference:
  16. Met police ‘pay to protest’ proposal rejected by campaigners:
  17. Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court:
  18. The Climate is Changing: So What?:
  19. Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel project:
  20. Ukip candidate asks: what happens when renewable energy runs out?:
  21. Fossil fuel industry protests over ‘risky’ assets warning from energy secretary:\


  1. The UK must fight for better World Bank environment policy:
  2. IIM Kashipur holds a workshop on ‘Environment Assessment’ in Delhi:
  3. Sri Lanka Finance Minister meets top officials of World Bank, IMF:
  4. Deng Xiaoping Devised What was Suitable for Mainland China:
  5. Route proposals through Centre, World Bank tells Shimla:
  6. Japanese firm looking to invest $9 billion in Andhra:
  7. Japan offers help in food processing sector:
  8. What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?:
  9. World Bank & IIM-I to assess higher education in MP:

C.Land Water & Forest

  1. Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans in Bengal:
  2. 20 years on, Datia farmers lose land and live in darkness:
  3. RIL employee among 5 detained for leaking confidential petroleum ministry documents:
  4. HC asks State govt to quickly take a stand on diluted planning rules:
  5. Modi govt vs Priya Pillai: Insanity of the ‘doodh mein makkhi’ theory:
  6. Ministry asks Delhi govt. for plan on pollution:
  7. Congress not to join Anna Hazare’s protest against land ordinance:

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy

  1. RIL, Adani qualify for coal auction:
  2. Maharashtra seeks Rs 10,000 crore from Centre for power infrastructure:
  3. 134 companies enter final coal block race:
  4. Power production at YTPS to start in May:
  5. NLC Posts Rs 309 cr PAT in Q3:
  6. Coal auction: 44 bids rejected; ex-owners, sector biggies ahead:
  7. Fadnavis Hints at Lower Power Tariffs for Industries:
  8. Bengal power utility out of coal auction:
  9. Custodian soon for coal blocks withdrawn from auction:
  10. Scientists warn of `mega-drought` risk in western US:
  11. US move to make climate changes rejected:
  12. NDA’s 100-Gw solar power plan to face a test of credibility:
  13. UN climate deal to rely on persuasion, not coercion, if nations fail to keep promises:
  14. UN special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg to visit India next week:
  15. From Bangkok to Bhutan, growing cities race to outrun disasters – TRFN:
  16. U.N. climate deal set to rely on persuasion, not coercion:
  17. Australian uranium ‘could end up in India’s nuclear weapons program:
  18. Two more Japan nuclear reactors get safety clearance post Fukushima disaster:


  1. IMF, World Bank to provide financial assistance to Ukraine:
  2. World Bank to provide up to $2 billion in aid to Ukraine:
  3. IFC to Fund Birla’s Rs 200 mn Carbon Black Facility in China:
  4. TRIGP to improve economic conditions of poor:
  5. Sri Lanka government seeks $4.0 billion IMF bailout:
  6. India one of top 3 markets for equities in 2015: CFA survey:
  7. Reliance Power signs MoU with Rajasthan to develop solar project:
  8. ICICI Bank, Prudential Plc plan to sell 5% stake in insurance JV at $6 billion valuation:

  9. India, US vow to fight terror funds:
  10. Aid money for development projects in Nepal linked to child labour:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Anna Hazare has right to opinion regarding Land Acquisiton Bill, says government:
  2. Jharkhand: Maoist blow up railway tracks; protest amendment of Land Acquistion Act:

News on Energy, IFIs, Land and water resources – 12 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. HC relief for Jindal Steel on coal block use, no impact on auction:
  2. Solar plan will not skid on oil prices, Piyush Goyal says:
  3. Panchayats to have stake in solar power projects:
  4. Fresh Public Hearing Puts the Brakes on TTPS Expansion:
  5. Renewable Energy Sector to Attract Rs 200 bn: Goyal:
  6. Investors keen on setting up 200 GW of clean energy projects in five years:

  7. Coal catches court cramps:
  8. Delhi High Court order grants some respite to JSPL:
  9. The world in 2020: Good, bad and ugly:
  10. Don’t dump Delhi power discoms:
  11. RE-Invest to garner more than expected investment: Piyush Goyal:
  12. Renewable energy sector to attract $200 bn, generate over 200 GW power: Goyal:
  13. Govt to build 11,500MW renewable energy plants:
  14. Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics ‘naive’ but admits Big Oil has ‘credibility issue’:
  15. Keystone pipeline passes House vote as Republicans defy Obama veto threat:
  16. Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint:
  17. Apple to build $850 million solar energy farm in California:
  18. Global Environment Facility (GEF) agrees to take up four pilot projects on sustainable urban practices:
  19. White House calls climate change greater threat to country than terrorism:
  20. David Harewood: Kenya’s eternal summer drove home climate impact:
  21. TAPI pipeline: India asks Turkmenistan to ease rules:

  22. Scientists urge global ‘wake-up call’ to deal with climate change:
  23. Wind farm study finds ‘no direct evidence’ they affect health:
  24. Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement:
  25. What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal:


  1. Cheap renewable energy ignites hope of a climate deal: ADB Vice-President:
  2. ‘ADB could be equity or debt partner for smart cities’:
  3. Will RBI’s new regulations be effective for bond market?:
  4. Government to start ranking states on the ease of doing business:
  5. Centre to Help TS Tap WB Fund for Water Grid:
  6. Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee seeks changes in Companies Act 2013:
  7. European Central Bank should stay out of politics:
  8. AP Racing against Time to Submit DPRs to ADB:
  9. Top officials in huddle to ease business:
  10. Payment bank license: Mahindra Finance in talks with IFC for JV:

  11. China’s project-funding choices to shape reputation in Pakistan:
  12. Why Modi and Jaitley are likely to push reforms despite Delhi setback:
  13. India aims to amend arbitration law to lure foreign investors:
  14. In India, Low Wages Start at the Top:

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. MIDC issues notices to firm for not building SEZ:
  2. Tatas, Adani, 7 Others Show Interest in Airport Projects:
  3. Sitharaman inspects SEZ sites:
  4. Special Economic Zone Promoter Knocks NGT Doors:
  5. Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development:
  6. Adani Ports commissions bulk terminal at Kandla:

9 February, 2015 – News Today

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Kolkata port peeved at ferrying coal via inland waterway:
  2. Coal imports fall 20% in January, snaps surging trend:
  3. Exempt imported coal from customs duty, demand private power firms:

  4. Mines Ministry extends leases of govt firms:
  5. Koradi resident moves MPCB over power plant pollution:
  6. Mahanadi Coalfields to form two SPVs:
  7. Policy reform is necessary in mining: Kameswara Rao:
  8. Indian Railways signs first bilateral PPA to cut energy costs:
  9. EU wants India to contribute to the UN Green Climate FundL:
  10. “Seagrass rehabilitation can mitigate impact of climate change:
  11. France pushes for resolution on climate deal funds:
  12. ‘Claims to cut power tariffs irrational’:
  13. Javadekar on climate change and France:
  14. Delhi government must give environment high priory: R.K. Pachauri:
  15. Climate change to blame for Australia’s record hottest year, says report:
  16. ‘India can achieve highest emission reduction in Asia’:
  17. Worries linger after nuke ‘breakthrough’:
  18. Government reveals details of Indo-US nuclear deal; victims cannot sue foreign suppliers for nuclear accident:
  19. Analysis: Last Tango for Nuclear Power?:


  1. Road ministry plans system to store details of 90,000 km of national highways:
  2. Pursue World Bank assessment report on J&K flood: NN Vohra:
  3. World Bank says Investments in water in poor nations give big benefits:
  4. Assam plan to map river basin- Govt seeks World Bank aid:
  5. BRICS to pursue Green Global Fund with World Bank cooperation:
  6. Banks in India feel squeeze of rock-bottom fees, despite big govt deals:
  7. ’12 projects to be launched by April’:
  8. ‘Stingy’ Centre Dashes AP’s Capital Dreams:
  9. India’s economy seen rising through fog of data:
  10. Fadnavis bats for Central aid, early clearances for infra projects:
  11. Building capital for infrastructure:

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Why easy land is no guarantee of industrial growth:
  2. Ambani brothers seek faster approval for stalled projects:
  3. Govt may approve new SEZs, extend existing ones:
  4. PM focuses on Team India, as vision of cooperative competitive federalism to take National Development Agenda ahead :