Excess coal plants in India would lead to potential loss in capital investment, not needed till 2030

By Christine Shearer, Robert Fofrich and Steven J. Davis* In India, where over 20% of the population (∼300 million people) lack access to electricity, expansion of energy infrastructure has been seen as a crucial factor for human and economic development. Given India’s large coal reserves (estimated at 87 billion metric tons [Gt]), and heavy reliance … More Excess coal plants in India would lead to potential loss in capital investment, not needed till 2030

Coming from the tinsel world, I wondered where did Vinod Khanna get his feeling for pain of others

By Alexander Luke* On the third day after the earthquake in Gujarat (January 26, 2001), I was driving to Kutch with two of my officers. The government had asked me to look after the relief work in Gandhidham where the Kandla Port was located. On the way, I saw whole villages levelled. Bodies were being … More Coming from the tinsel world, I wondered where did Vinod Khanna get his feeling for pain of others

50 actions of resistance in India at 50 places against ADB’s 50 year of inequitable policies

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) plants to begin a campaign against the Asian Development Bank’s 50 years of existence from May 1 to 7, 2017 across India. A note on what it proposes to do: Asian Development Bank (ADB), the multilateral bank based in Manila, Philippines, is celebrating 50 years of its establishment this … More 50 actions of resistance in India at 50 places against ADB’s 50 year of inequitable policies

Increased intimidation in areas where minorities have lived since before British colonization

Excerpts from the India Chapter of the new Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF): While there was no large-scale communal violence in 2016, the Indian government’s Union Ministry of Home Affairs reported in January 2017 that in the first five months of 2016 there were 278 incidents of communal … More Increased intimidation in areas where minorities have lived since before British colonization

Home Ministry making unfounded connection between banned organisations and peoples’ groups

Gopal Krishna of the Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL) has issued the following “Draft Statement of Concern on Defamation of adivasi struggle groups by Home Ministry”, seeking signatures/endorsements, or suggestions, of those who agree with its contents. Kindly respond directly to krishnagreen@gmail.com or 1715krishna@gmail.com : Taking cognisance of the facutally incorrect mention of Odisha’s Niyamgiri … More Home Ministry making unfounded connection between banned organisations and peoples’ groups