Updates on Coal, Energy, Land, Water and Forest: 30 May 2016

A.Coal and Energy

Auction of coal linkages for sponge iron sector on Tuesday:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52488019.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Deconstructing latest NC coal ash controversy: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article80534322.html
Reliance Power net profit up 16 percent in Q4 http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-68909.html
Big News on Coal Ash Pollution, in North Carolina and Beyond http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2016/05/big-news-coal-ash-pollution-north-carolina-and-beyond
Govt to put 17 non-coal mines on the block again http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-to-put-17-non-coal-mines-on-the-block-again-116052701295_1.html
Coal India exploring export opportunity to Bangladesh:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52458663.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
NTPC opens Pakri-Barwadih coal mining project : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/ntpc-opens-pakri-barwadih-coal-mining-project_6755921.html?utm_source=ref_article
Adani Power’s expansion at Mundra hits green hurdle:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Adani-Powers-expansion-at-Mundra-hits-green-hurdle/articleshow/52445017.cms?utm_source=toimobile&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=referral
Mega Power Plant. Mega Violations : http://x.rappler.com/x/NGO%20Forum%20on%20ADB/1464308617977-Mega-Power-Plant-Mega-Violations.
India’s CIL starts auctioning of coal linkages for sponge iron sector http://www.platts.com/latest-news/coal/newdelhi/indias-cil-starts-auctioning-of-coal-linkages-27592210
World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Faces Wider Ban on Coal Investments: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-22/world-s-biggest-wealth-fund-faces-wider-ban-on-coal-investments
India to merge underground coal mines to deploy longwall mining methods http://www.miningweekly.com/article/india-to-merge-underground-coal-mines-to-deploy-longwall-mining-methods-2016-05-25/rep_id:3650
Concerns about water quality near abandoned coal mines surface http://newschannel9.com/news/local/concerns-about-water-quality-near-abandoned-coal-mines-surface
Odisha objects to Polavaram project: http://www.thestatesman.com/news/odisha/odisha-objects-to-polavaram-project/144429.html
Some G7 Countries Still Providing Billions in Financing for Coal Plants: Findings from Our New Report: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/han-chen/some-g7-countries-still-providing-billions-financing-coal-plants
Displaced 35 Years Ago, One Man Fights For A Piece Of His Land:http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2016/05/displaced-35-years-ago-one-man-fights-for-piece-his-land
Landmark judgment for power sector: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/vinayak-chatterjee-landmark-judgment-for-power-sector-116052301711_1.html#.V0QX-v1Xv3I.
Sasan: State goes to SC against APTEL decision: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Sasan-State-goes-to-SC-against-APTEL-decision/articleshow/52409875.cms
Cheap Coal Historically Powered Development. India Could Carve Out A New Growth Model. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ucenergy/2016/05/26/cheap-coal-historically-powered-development-india-could-carve-out-a-new-growth-model/#41738a6359a2

B.IFIs

SAARC Development Fund, ADB ink pact for co-financing projects: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/saarc-development-fund-adb-ink-pact-for-cofinancing-projects/article8637209.ece
World Bank loan rules to stress long-term effects: http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/World-Bank-loan-rules-to-stress-long-term-effects?n_cid=NARAN012
India signs $100 million loan agreement with World Bank: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/s2OGHannuY4XmLkaMD5saJ/India-signs-100-million-loan-agreement-with-World-Bank.html
Japan slammed for funding coal plants in PHL, other countries: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/567576/news/world/japan-slammed-for-funding-coal-plants-in-phl-other-countries#sthash.M2UA0PlI.dpuf
Asian Development Bank to fund Vizag Smart City project http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/260516/asian-development-bank-to-fund-vizag-smart-city-project.html
Japan will support Bangaldesh for Matarbari coal-based power plant and Dhaka Metro Railhttp://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/tokyo-renews-pledge-give-dhaka-6b-1231042
Another budget without World Bank budget support http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/29/another-budget-without-world-bank-budget-support
Japan Minister Endorses Two Coal-Power Plants North of Tokyo:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-27/japan-minister-endorses-two-coal-power-plants-north-of-tokyo
Jaitley to meet key investors during 6-day Japan visit: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/arun-jaitley-to-meet-key-investors-during-6day-japan-visit/article8656332.ece?homepage=true
The China-backed AIIB and ADB had signed an agreement in Germany for co-financing the 64-kilometer-long in Pakistan http://tribune.com.pk/story/1111644/shorkot-khanewal-portion-asian-lenders-co-finance-section-m4/
Bank of Baroda recovers Rs 3,200 credit from non performing loans in Q4: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/banking-finance/bank-of-baroda-claws-back-rs-3200-cr-in-non-performing-loans/267857/
Andhra Pradesh government, IL&FS form JV company for urban infrastructure projects http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/andhra-pradesh-urban-infrastructure-projects-get-big-boost-heres-how/267902/
NAYA RAIPUR CAN EXPECT FUNDING BONANZA IN ‘SMART CITY’ PROJECThttp://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/raipur/naya-raipur-can-expect-funding-bonanza-in-smart-city-project.html

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Updates on Coal, Energy, Land, Water and Forest: 23 May 2016

A Coal & Energy

Adani Power shuts 2,640-mw units at Tiroda plant in Maharashtra: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2016-05-16/news/73126367_1_acute-water-shortage-4-units-adani-power-ltd
सासन प्रोजेक्ट को चीन और अमेरिकी बैंकों से फायनेंस की इजाजत नहीं http://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/?id=1000684&boxid=5173711763&view=text&editioncode=180&pagedate=05/17/2016&pageno=1&map=map&ch=mpcg
3 engineers killed, 24 others injured in Moser Bear’s boiler blast: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/3-engineers-killed-24-others-injured-in-Moser-Bears-boiler-blast/articleshow/52303879.cms
Another Village In Odisha Rejects Mining: http://www.countercurrents.org/pr040516.htm
What Paris agreement on climate change means for India: http://www.dailyo.in/politics/cop-21-paris-agreement-unfcc-climate-change-sustainable-living-kyoto-protocol/story/1/10749.html
Arunachal’s unfinished Lower Subansiri dam could be tomb for India’s giant hydropower projects: http://scroll.in/article/718809/arunachals-unfinished-lower-subansiri-dam-could-be-tomb-for-indias-giant-hydropower-projects
हिंडाल्को कम्पनी को जमीन देने के लिए चलाया आदिवासी बस्ती पर बुलडोज़र : डॉ लखन सिंह: http://www.januday.com/NewsDetail.aspx?Article=7349
Electric Companies Duping Indian Consumers: DRI Investigates a 29,000 Crores Rupees Scam: https://sabrangindia.in/article/electric-companies-duping-indian-consumers-dri-investigates-29000-crores-rupees-scam
Panel recommends forest clearance to SCCL’s coal project in AP: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/panel-recommends-forest-clearance-to-sccl-s-coal-project-in-ap-116052200102_1.html

B.IFIs

China Launches Asia Investment Bank with 2 Silk Road Projects: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-launches-asia-investment-bank-with-two-silk-road-projects-/3338589.html
AIIB looks for Russia financing: http://en.prothom-alo.com/economy/news/105207/AIIB-looks-for-Russia-financing
China-led AIIB to co-finance first Indonesia project : http://www.gulf-times.com/story/494013/China-led-AIIB-to-co-finance-first-Indonesia-proje
Asian Development Bank (ADB) that will act as the lead financier for the project in Pakistan M4 highway: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/22/asian-bank-to-finance-projects/
India a beacon for foreign investment: Jaitley: http://www.domain-b.com/economy/general/20160521_jaitley.html#sthash.BZphxIjt.N739mjbz.dpuf
US Senate Nominates Indian-American Swati Dandekar As Asian Development Bank Director: http://www.theindianpanorama.news/indians-abroad/us-senate-nominates-indian-american-swati-dandekar-asian-development-bank-director/
5 Major Banks Rigged US$9trn Bond Market: Lawsuit: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/5-Major-Banks-Rigged-US9trn-Bond-Market-Lawsuit-20160520-0004.html
Putin hails AIIB as complement to int’l financial structure: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/19/c_135369920.htm
PNB tops list of worst losses in Indian banking history: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/nyp8yAz9fEXYdkcstG4CEP/PNB-tops-list-of-worst-losses-in-Indian-banking-history.html?%3F
How to kill a bank in India: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/EZfzm1RzenHu7xURxgJDoM/How-to-kill-a-bank-in-India.html
World Bank offers $625m loan to boost India’s rooftop solar PV capacity: http://solar.energy-business-review.com/news/world-bank-offers-625m-loan-to-boost-indias-rooftop-solar-pv-capacity-160516-4893781
India will need to find new mechanism for financing smart city projects: http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20160519/2864265.htm

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

Updates on Coal, Energy, Land, Water and Forest: 2 May 2016

Coal & Energy

India will need ‘unparalleled’ $1 trillion in energy investments by 2030: Minister Piyush Goyal:http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-will-need-unparalleled-1-trillion-in-energy-investments-by-2030-minister-piyush-goyal-116042200243_1.html

Tax coal to raise $100 billion climate funds, urges India minister: http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/04/20/tax-coal-to-raise-100-billion-climate-funds-urges-india-minister/

Tilaiya ultra mega power project in limbo as Maharashtra, Tata Power refuse to pay

: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/tilaiya-ultra-mega-power-project-in-limbo-as-maharashtra-tata-power-refuse-to-pay/articleshow/51935185.cms

It’s all just power play

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/its-all-just-power-play/article8505256.eceSIERRA CLUB OPEN LETTER TO COAL INDUSTRY: UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD ARE MOVING AWAY FROM COAL, TOWARD CLEAN ENERGY:
http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2016/04/sierra-club-open-letter-coal-industry-united-states-and-world-are-moving-away
Corrected: Seven US coal-fired power units get 1-year extension for MATS compliance
http://www.platts.com/latest-news/coal/houston/seven-us-coal-fired-power-units-get-1-year-extension-21309262
China Tries to Choke Off Steel and Coal Loans:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-tries-to-choke-off-steel-and-coal-loans-1461242229
JV company formed for mining two coal blocks in Odisha: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/JV-company-formed-for-mining-two-coal-blocks-in-Odisha/articleshow/51927575.cms
High Ground Enterprise intimates of environmental clearance for mining project:
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/high-ground-enterprise-intimates-of-environmental-clearance-for-mining-project-116042200893_1.html
SCCL gets green nod for expansion of coal proj in Telengana:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/SCCL-gets-green-nod-for-expansion-of-coal-proj-in-Telengana/articleshow/51927447.cms
Govrnment invites applications for allotment of 8 coal mines http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/in-other-news/240416/govrnment-invites-applications-for-allotment-of-8-coal-mines.html
Cruz: Clinton will ‘kill the coal industry’ if elected president:
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/277327-cruz-clinton-will-kill-the-coal-industry-if-elected-president
Tripura agrees to supply additional 100 MW power to Bangladesh, but on one condition! http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-tripura-agrees-to-supply-additional-100-mw-power-to-bangladesh-but-on-one-condition-2205361
The swift demise of Big Coal: http://theweek.com/articles/619832/swift-demise-big-coal
Delhi Metro likely to get green power from solar plant in MP:
http://www.siasat.com/news/delhi-metro-likely-get-green-power-solar-plant-mp-952987/
India: NCC to sell part stake in power JV to Sembcorp for $45m : http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/ncc-to-sell-part-stake-in-coal-fired-project-to-sembcorp-for-rs301-26-crore-39279/
Study: Columbia River coal-export plan comes with ‘significant’ emissions impact:http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/04/study_columbia_river_coal_expo.html
Why Tata Power can be a turnaround template for Cyrus Mistry:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52058168.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
The Loss and Damage of Signing the Paris Agreement to India:
http://www.indrastra.com/2016/04/FEATURED-Loss-and-Damage-of-Signing-the-Paris-Agreement-to-India-002-04-2016-0072.html

B.IFIs
Key takeaways from the World Bank spring meetings:
https://www.devex.com/news/key-takeaways-from-the-world-bank-spring-meetings-88058#.Vxnhvzn8KKE.twitter
Int’l bank group provides loan for Myanmar industrial port development:
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/intl-bank-group-provides-loan-for-myanmar-industrial-port-development/
Revealed: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s First Projects
:
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/revealed-the-asian-infrastructure-investment-banks-first-projects/
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Loan pact with Japan for Rs 1 lakh cr project by 2016 end:
http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/loan-pact-with-jica-for-1st-bullet-train-likely-in-2016/241182/
JICA pipes to Poojappura to be commissioned next month:
http://www.nyoooz.com/thiruvananthapuram/435056/jica-pipes-to-poojappura-to-be-commissioned-next-month:
Chinese Mega-bank Partners With World Bank for New World Order:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/23012-chinese-mega-bank-partners-with-world-bank-for-new-world-order

Greek bailout deal talks constructive, say EU finance ministers:
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/22/greek-bailout-deal-talks-constructive-say-eu-finance-ministers
Global Climate Finance – Will Africa Benefit After Paris? http://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2016/4/21/Global-Climate-Finance-Will-Africa-Benefit-After-Paris-/

L&T Finance-IDBI deal prospects slim http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/l-t- finance-idbi-deal-prospects-slim-116042300794_1.html
Banks not ready to finance projects with problems http://www.hindustantimes.com/real-estate/banks-not-ready-to-finance-projects-with-problems/story-Ex9LeHQwH9W1iAC5sRvbWN.html
AIIB joins World Bank and ADB on infrastructure projects: http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-construction/detail/item117506/AIIB-joins-World-Bank-and-ADB-on-infrastructure-projects
India’s Mytrah Energy Secures $175 Million Debt Funding From ADB: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/04/22/indias-mytrah-energy-secures-175-million-debt-funding-adb/
ADB to ink cooperation deal with AIIB

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/ADB-to-ink-cooperation-deal-with-AIIB

C. Land, Water and Forest

Ken-Betwa project: Panel gives nod to government’s Plan-II

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Ken-Betwa-project-Panel-gives-nod-to-governments-Plan-II/articleshow/51935510.cms

Urban Development Ministry asks smart cities to firm up bankable projects http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/urban-development-ministry-asks-smart-cities-to-firm-up-bankable-projects/241680/

Mega projects stall over land owners’ demands for hefty compensation
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000200203/mega-projects-stall-over-land-owners-demands-for-hefty-compensation

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 1 Feb. 2016

A.Coal & Energy

Haryana gets sanction for 500 MW solar power project :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50775978.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Kudankulam nuclear power project director R. S. Sundar awarded Russian Order of Friendship: http://netindian.in/news/2016/01/30/00036668/kudankulam-nuclear-power-project-director-r-s-sundar-awarded-russian-order-
Jaya Lays Foundation for Supercritical Thermal Power Plant: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Jaya-Lays-Foundation-for-Supercritical-Thermal-Power-Plant/2016/02/01/article3255451.ece
Coal India in dilemma over production, pricing:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50795014.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Bhupalpalli power unit resumes commercial production http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/bhupalpalli-power-unit-resumes-commercial-production/article8177493.ece
NITI Aayog to report on stalled hydro power projects http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/NITI-Aayog-to-report-on-stalled-hydro-power-projects/articleshow/50793352.cms
Fortum lands major solar power project in India http://www.goodnewsfinland.com/fortum-lands-major-solar-power-project-in-india/
Govt to rope in experts for boosting power revenue http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/himachal/govt-to-rope-in-experts-for-boosting-power-revenue/189921.html
ET GBS: Government to exploit unviable coal mines to make urea: Nitin Gadkari :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50784150.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
34 Schedule II coal mines to start production by March 31: Coal secy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/34-Schedule-II-coal-mines-to-start-production-by-March-31-Coal-secy/articleshow/50775937.cms
NTPC plans solar project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/ntpc-plans-solar-project/article8174207.ece
Indian coal goes from shortage to gluthttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b9024124-c659-11e5-b3b1-7b2481276e45.html#axzz3yu8zD7rX
No special consideration to state PSUs in coal block allotment: Coal Secretary Anil Swarup:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50779465.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Copenhagen Set to Divest Funds Out of Coal, Oil and Gas Holdingshttp://ecowatch.com/2016/01/29/copenhagen-divest-fossil-fuels/

B.IFIs

PNB Housing Finance plans to raise $300 million in foreign debt :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50775898.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
PMRDA seeks Japan help for river project http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/PMRDA-seeks-Japan-help-for-river-project/articleshow/50780686.cms
3 Japanese factories open in Thilawa: http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/business/3-japanese-factories-open-thilawa
Myanmar, Japan-linked consortium reach agreement on new airport plan http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/31/business/myanmar-japan-linked-consortium-reach-agreement-new-airport-plan/#.Vq87cLJ97IU
​​Freight corridor: Rs 17,500 crore tenders to be finalised by March:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50789872.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
ADB ‘dissatisfied’ with performance of major energy sector projects http://thehimalayantimes.com/business/adb-dissatisfied-with-performance-of-major-energy-sector-projects/
Germany tipped for a top spot in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1908004/germany-tipped-top-spot-china-led-asian-infrastructure

C,Land, Water and Forest

Realistic investments to be the focus this year http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/realistic-investments-to-be-the-focus-this-year/article8178135.ece
Call for re-energising stalled infra projects:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/526112/call-re-energising-stalled-infra.html

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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

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