Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 17 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Coal mine collapses in central Philippines, 3 dead, 6 missing: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/coal-mine-collapses-in-central-philippines-3-dead-6-missing_1631505.html Sops for transmission projects that beat the schedule: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/power-ministry-to-incentivise-early-commissioning-of-transmission-projects/article7433272.ece Delhi govt hopeful to get coal block by October: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-hopeful-to-get-coal-block-by-October/articleshow/48106450.cms? Booster for infra projects, RRBs: http://www.thehindubusineIssline.com/economy/policy/booster-for-infra-projects-rrbs/article7430417.ece CCEA approves intra-State power transmission system: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/ccea-approves-intrastate-power-transmission-system/article7430410.ece Coal scam badly affected BHEL: Minister Geete: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-89644.html AlRead More

ADB Action Plan on Tata Mundra rejected: Communities Demand Robust Remedial Plan

Press Statement: 13.7.2015 ADB Action Plan on Tata Mundra rejected: Communities Demand Robust Remedial Plan Kutch, Gujarat: Communities affected by the Tata Mundra (Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd) coal power plant in Kutch rejected the action plan developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), calling it “non-serious, lacks genuineness, commitment or imagination.” ADB developed the remedialRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 8 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy No achhe din for power firms yet: http://dc.asianage.com/business/no-achhe-din-power-firms-yet-412 NTPC to finalise price bids for Pudimadaka plant: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/ntpc-to-finalise-price-bids-for-pudimadaka-plant/article7397023.ece ‘Orissa Government Scuttled Coal Block Project’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Orissa-Government-Scuttled-Coal-Block-Project/2015/07/08/article2908709.ece ICRA warns against aggresive coal bidding, says may hurt projects:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47981722.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Monnet Ispat misses deadline on penalty payment:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47974172.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phhrlbeeddfaj&title=India_is_now_world%27s_fastest-growing_major_polluter SC notice toRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 7 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy 100,000MW of costly solar power can sink ‘Make in India’: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/100000mw-of-costly-solar-power-can-sink-make-in-india/ CERC Ruling: SSNNL A Power-Generating Firm, Accounts To Be Audited: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/CERC-Ruling-SSNNL-A-Power-Generating-Firm-Accounts-To-Be-Audited/articleshow/47959863.cms Coal scam: SC notices to CBI, ED: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/coal-scam-sc-notices-to-cbi-ed/article7393672.ece Billions in gas projects stranded by climate change action, says thinktank: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/07/gas-projects-climate-change-billions-thinktank Govt flips the switch to 20-year power plan: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-flips-the-switch-to-20-year-power-plan-115070700025_1.html SeekingRead More

Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan demands immediate release of Com. Roma and Com. Sokalo

BHOOMI ADHIKAR ANDOLAN     PRESS STATEMENT   2nd JULY, 2015                    Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan demands immediate release of Com. Roma and Com. Sokalo Stop police crackdown on people’s peaceful and democratic struggle for their rights! Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan strongly condemns the arrest of activists Roma, General Secretary of All India Union of Forest WorkingRead More

How I was deported from India – Christine Mehta

How I was deported from India – In an exclusive first-person account to The Hindu, Christine Mehta recalls how she was forced to leave India ostensibly for her scathing report on the draconian AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/how-i-was-deported-from-india/article7375878.ece?utm_source=vuukle&utm_medium=referral#vuukle_div Courtesty: The Hindu

Thousands made homeless amidst PM Modi’s promise of ‘Housing For All’

Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan Press Invite Thousands made homeless amidst PM Modi’s promise of ‘Housing For All’ Those struggling for Housing Right were Manhandled Slum of Mandala (located in Mankhurd Mumbai) was demolished in 2004/05 demolition drive evicting 5000 families without any rehabilitation plan. Social activist Medha Patkar stood with them in their struggleRead More