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Chennai floods: Bureaucrat refutes expert's analysis of development plan

Dec 16, 2015

Chennai floods: Bureaucrat refutes expert's analysis of development plan

The bureaucrat tasked with preparing the Chennai City Development Plan-2009, which forms the crux of Firstpost’s two-part series on the floods (read here and here) that afflicted the city earlier this month, MG Devasahayam, has refuted assertions made by the expert, AK Roy, quoted in the second segment. #ToTheContrary #firstpost #Chennai Floods #Chennai City Development Plan-2009 #MG Devasahayam
Firstpost Investigation: How Chennai, hungry for growth, devoured itself

Dec 15, 2015

Firstpost Investigation: How Chennai, hungry for growth, devoured itself

The preceding segment of Firstpost’s reporting from Chennai examined lapses in the Corporation of Chennai’s (CoC) response to flood warnings and disregard for the damage unfettered construction would inflict on the city. The second part of the investigation draws attention to the CoC’s handling of the city’s drainage system #World Bank #CriticalPoint #Monsoon #JNNURM #Chennai Floods #Corporation of Chennai #Chennai City Development Plan-2009
Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Dec 14, 2015

Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Firstpost spent a week reporting from Chennai during the floods, during which time former bureaucrats, environmentalists, urban planners and citizens suggested that the city’s administration was to blame for the disaster. Inquiries revealed that these complaints bore merit #TheLongView #Urban planning #Pollution #Urban Development #Chennai Floods #Corporation of Chennai #Adyar River #Chennai City Development Plan-2009 #Chembarambakkam reservoir
ONGC submits draft field development plan for KG discoveries

Aug 26, 2015

ONGC submits draft field development plan for KG discoveries

ONGC has divided 12 oil and gas discoveries in KG-D5 and gas discovery in an adjacent G-4 block in the Bay of Bengal into three clusters to quickly bring them to production. #Business #ONGC #CompanyWatch #Directorate General of Hydrocarbons #KG basin #draft field development plan
India to seek rights for developing Iranian gas field

Jul 14, 2015

India to seek rights for developing Iranian gas field

Iran, in February 2012, issued a one-month ultimatum to the OVL-led consortium over the development of a gas field. #crude oil #NewsTracker #ONGC #Indian Oil #ONGC Videsh #Oil India #Essar Oil #Persian Gulf #Master Development Plan
UK's Hardy in talks to buy out Reliance Industries stake in GS-1 block

Jun 11, 2015

UK's Hardy in talks to buy out Reliance Industries stake in GS-1 block

RIL wants to exit Gujarat-Saurashtra offshore basin block (GS-01) as it feels that reserves discovered so far are not economically significant. #Reliance Industries #Energy #CompanyWatch #Hardy Oil & Gas #Gujarat-Saurashtra offshore basin block #GS-01 #Dhirubhai-33 #Field Development Plan #Bsuiness
Iran acting tough on ONGC over development of gas field

May 11, 2015

Iran acting tough on ONGC over development of gas field

Iran had last month reached a framework nuclear agreement with the six world powers, spurring hopes of a final deal by June-end that could lead to the lifting of economic sanctions. #NewsTracker #ONGC #Indian Oil #Iran #ONGC Videsh #Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas #Oil India #Farzad-B #Master Development Plan
Panel to review Mumbai Development Plan draft after Fadnavis intervenes

Apr 06, 2015

Panel to review Mumbai Development Plan draft after Fadnavis intervenes

The DP is the blueprint of the city’s development for next 20 years, which includes civic amenities, infrastructure and the land use.#Congress #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Uddhav Thackeray #Raj Thackeray #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Development Plan #Devendra Fadnavis
Affordable prices in the offing? Mumbai prepares for a spurt of high rises

Feb 17, 2015

Affordable prices in the offing? Mumbai prepares for a spurt of high rises

Mumbaikars should prepare for a spurt of high rises as the city's civic body has unveiled a draft development plan for the next 20 years which envisages a city growing vertically along transit corridors with a variable floor space index ranging from 2.5 to 8. #Mumbai #Dadar #BMC #Andheri #FSI #Real estate #Development Plan #Decongest
More questions than answers: Why should PM's schemes get priority in NITI Aayog?

Feb 02, 2015

More questions than answers: Why should PM's schemes get priority in NITI Aayog?

One can only expect a clearer picture of the NITI Aayog will emerge after the CMs' meeting on 8 February #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Niti Aayog #development planning