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Carbon tax to coal cess: Eco survey highlights Indias green actions

Feb 27, 2015

Carbon tax to coal cess: Eco survey highlights Indias green actions

The Economic Survey 2014-15, which was tabled by the Modi government in Parliament today, acknowledges the green actions taken by India, including imposing significantly higher taxation of petroleum products to reenergize the renewable energy sector. #budget 2015 #Budget2015 #EconomicSurvey2015 #EcoSurvey #Green India
How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

Feb 17, 2015

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Asian Development Bank #Jairam Ramesh #InMyOpinion #Food security #BT Brinjal #green revolution #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Mahyco Monsanto #Bharatiya Kisan Sangh #Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee
Yes Bank to issue green bonds worth Rs 500 cr for clean energy projects

Feb 16, 2015

Yes Bank to issue green bonds worth Rs 500 cr for clean energy projects

The bond will have a tenor of 10 years, it said in a statement, adding the issue has already been launched. #Economy #Asian Development Bank #Solar power #Yes Bank #CompanyWatch #Wind power #Green energy
Trouble for Adani as Australian party seeks probe into $16 bn coal project

Feb 11, 2015

Trouble for Adani as Australian party seeks probe into $16 bn coal project

Australian Greens plans to move a notice of motion to the Senate, seeking a probe into the ownership structure of Indian mining giant Gautam Adani's $16 billion coal development project in Queensland state. #India #Australia #Gautam Adani #Great Barrier Reef #Queensland #Adani Enterprise #Abbot Point #Vinod Shantilal Adani #Australian Greens #Southern Hemisphere #Abbot Point coal terminal #Carmichael mine projects
Patnaik voices concern over 'arbitary cuts' in Central schemes

Feb 08, 2015

Patnaik voices concern over 'arbitary cuts' in Central schemes

The chief minister expressed his disappointment with some provisions of the recent Ordinance on MMDR Act such as the provision of deemed extension under Section 8A which restricts the number of leases that can come up for auction during the next five years. #TheySaidIt #Naveen Patnaik #Odisha #Green tax #Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme #Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana #Niti Aayog

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Thane Don't believe glossy real estate ads, this city is no escape from Mumbai

Jul 30, 2014

Thane Don't believe glossy real estate ads, this city is no escape from Mumbai

Thane suffers from a highly politicised municipal governance that is ineffective -- its green cover claims are dubious, it has no idea how to deal with the fastest growing population and its infrastructure is crumbling. #Thane #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Infrastructure #Governance #realty #stray dogs #Transport #Real estate prices #Trees #Green Cover #Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Green clearance PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Mar 02, 2014

Green clearance PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Our weak and complicated green clearance norms help neither development nor environment. But instead of making the process simple and robust, the UPA has been busy undercutting it. #Manmohan Singh #Environment #POSCO #Veerappa Moily #Wildlife Trust of India #Lok Sabha polls #Green clearance