News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water, Forest, Dalit issues: 27 March 2015

27 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Rs 10k cr NTPC bonus debenture issue adds depth to debt market: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Rs-10k-cr-NTPC-bonus-debenture-issue-adds-depth-to-debt-market/articleshow/46710089.cms? Cancelling of JPL bid, giving mines to Coal India wrong: Delhi HC: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/cancelling-of-jpl-bid-giving-mines-to-coal-india-wrong-delhi-hc/articleshow/46710157.cms State hails allotment of Chhattisgarh mine: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/State-hails-allotment-of-Chhattisgarh-mine/articleshow/46709966.cms? WBMTDC to handle coal mining in Bengal: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/wbmtdc-to-handle-coal-mining-in-bengal/articleshow/46708107.cms ‘Expedite Pirpainti, Kajra power projects’: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/expedite-pirpainti-kajra-power-projects/articleshow/46708066.cms Cancelling JindalRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Forest, Land and Water: 25 and 26 March, 2015

26 March 2015 A.Coal & Energy Cabinet Nod for Auction to Import Gas for 31 Idle Power Plants: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Cabinet-Nod-for-Auction-to-Import-Gas-for-31-Idle-Power-Plants/2015/03/26/article2731003.ece MoEF nod for Pudimadaka project study: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/moef-nod-for-pudimadaka-project-study/article7033626.ece NTPC Invites Tenders for Vizag Plant: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NTPC-Invites-Tenders-for-Vizag-Plant/2015/03/26/article2730769.ece Atchutapuram NTPC Impact Report by May: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Atchutapuram-NTPC-Impact-Report-by-May/2015/03/26/article2730426.ece Pollution lens on coal firms: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150326/jsp/jharkhand/story_10861.jsp#.VROV8vmUd1E Green energy push: PSBs agree to lend Rs 1.71Read More

6th Death Anniversary of Smitu Kothari

Dear Friends, Today is the 6th death anniversary of our beloved friend, scholar, activist and writer Smitu Kothari, who left us on the 23rd March 2009. Intercultural Resources, founded by him pay homage and tribute to Smitu whose  writings and activities include a wide spectrum of issues and arenas ranging from Development-induced displacement, , theRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 16 March, 2015

16 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/australia-spells-out-plans-to-protect-great-barrier-reef/article6998529.ece “If we ask govt to clean up, we are guilty of judicial overreach”: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/if-we-ask-govt-to-clean-up-we-are-guilty-of-judicial-overreach/article6997526.ece Supreme Court judge defends ‘overreach’ to save environment: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-judge-defends-overreach-save-environment-721 Commercial mining of coal to be allowed: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/commercial-mining-of-coal-to-be-allowed-115031600063_1.html Coal block ownership: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150316/jsp/business/story_8898.jsp#.VQZyWI6Ud1E Centre to ensure lowerRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 13 March, 2015

13 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Adani plans Rs 20k crore clean energy park in Mundra: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/adani-plans-rs-20k-crore-clean-energy-park-in-mundra/articleshow/46548888.cms NDA ally Raju Shetti opposes land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/NDA-ally-Raju-Shetti-opposes-land-bill/articleshow/46535314.cms? Chinese, U.S. power firms top inefficient coal plants list: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdnfEmghgeadd&title=Chinese%2C_U.S._power_firms_top_inefficient_coal_plants_list NTPC Set to Enter Power Distribution: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/NTPC-Set-to-Enter-Power-Distribution/2015/03/13/article2711356.ece Coal auction proves right policies can combat corruption: PM Narendra Modi: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-coal-auction-proves-right-policies-can-combat-corruption-pm-narendra-modi-2068275 Coalgate:Read More

News updates on Coal, Eenergy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 12 March, 2015

12 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Supreme Court moved for probe on Birla, RIL: http://dc.asianage.com/india/supreme-court-moved-probe-birla-ril-867 NGO seeks CBI, ED probe into Aditya Birla group: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ngo-seeks-cbi-ed-probe-into-aditya-birla-group/article6983436.ece Hindalco caught in a bind: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/hindalco-caught-in-a-bind/article6983435.ece Mamata gets green nod from Modi govt for 43 projects: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/mamata-gets-green-nod-from-modi-govt-for-43-projects/articleshow/46532625.cms Adani, GVK Power get clearance for port expansion in Queensland: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adani-gvk-power-get-clearance-for-port-expansion-in-queensland/article6982979.ece PC Parakh’sRead More

News Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 11 March, 2015

11, March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy Coal block auction: Government likely to cap costs of power plants:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46522140.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Mining bill goes to panel: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150311/jsp/nation/story_8043.jsp#.VP_KiPyUd1E Former CAG vindicated: http://dc.asianage.com/editorial/former-cag-vindicated-641 Singareni plants to be oil-fired in May-June: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/singareni-plants-to-be-oilfired-in-mayjune/article6980554.ece Delhi govt eyeing coal block to set up own power plant: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-eyeing-coal-block-to-set-up-own-power-plant/articleshow/46522653.cms? Aggressive bidding for coal blocks is likely toRead More

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 10 March, 2015

10 March, 2015 A.Coal & Energy 35 cases filed on coal firms, Supreme Court told: http://www.asianage.com/india/35-cases-filed-coal-firms-supreme-court-told-439 Bonanza! Coal auction revenue beats CAG loss figure, spectrum sale nets Rs 1 lakh cr: http://www.firstpost.com/business/bonanza-coal-auction-revenue-beats-cag-loss-figure-spectrum-sale-nets-rs-1-lakh-cr-2144907.html Tata hopes for a power push in India: Anil Sardana: http://forbesindia.com/article/special/tata-hopes-for-a-power-push-in-india-anil-sardana/39799/1#ixzz3TxfVW100 Act Tough to Speed up Projects, Officials Told: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Act-Tough-to-Speed-up-Projects-Officials-Told/2015/03/10/article2706583.ece Centre Promises Maximum RevenueRead More