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A new source of funding, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank shakes up old structures 10.9.2014 Latest News
China's President Xi Jinping's proposal of the AIIB has ruffled some feathers, especially in Japan and the US, which are likely to lose some power and influence.
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With multi donor backing out, GoI to fund transmission lines in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim 8.9.2014 ET: Power
The power minister informed that one unit of NTPC’s 750 MW Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (BTPS) in Assam will start functioning by this year.
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Dams Will Not Solve All Africa's Energy Problems 4.9.2014 International Rivers News RSS Feed
Date:  Thursday, September 4, 2014 Opening ceremony of the De Hoop Dam in Limpopo, South Africa Picture: GCIS The world's water experts convene in Stockholm on Thursday where King Carl Gustav will present the city's Water Prize to John Briscoe, a Harvard professor and former water manager at the World Bank. After many years spent in the international water bureaucracy, Briscoe says he is "controversial and proud of it". Indeed, the jury's choice raises contentious questions about how best to manage water resources for the shared benefit of all. Since the turn of the century, John Briscoe has been the world's pre-eminent crusader for large dams in Africa and other continents. In the 20th century, Europe developed approximately 80 percent of its hydropower potential, while Africa has still only exploited 8 percent of its own. It would be hypocritical, Briscoe contends, to withhold funds for more dam building in Africa now. Africa has tried to follow Europe's path to industrial development before. With ...
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Potable Water: State Seeks Funds from World Agencies 26.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Gajwel set to get 24x7 water supply 15.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Gajwel set to get 24x7 water supply
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World Bank to fund ecologically safe power projects 10.8.2014 Latest News
Says the impact in terms of environment, relocation of people, availability of water to farmers should be minimum
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World Bank to fund ecologically safe power projects 10.8.2014 HBL: Home
A World Bank economist has said that the lender will fund only those hydro-power projects where safeguards are in place to prevent any adverse impact on the environment. “We are prepared to...
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What future for Inga 3 affected communities? 31.7.2014 International Rivers News RSS Feed
Camp Kinshasa  By Ange Asanzi  A few days ago, during his visit to Kinshasa, Mahktar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa region, confirmed the bank’s support for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s plan to build the Inga 3 hydroelectric dam. In March 2014, the World Bank gave a boost to the project proposed on the Congo River, by committing $73 billion to finance environmental and social impact studies for the project. We’re skeptical the Bank can learn from its mistakes and thoroughly ensure that the project abides by the highest standard of environmental and social safeguards. The DRC’s government’s past history on dams in particular Inga 1 and 2 resulted in displacement issues that are still unresolved to this day, 42 years since dam construction was completed. Colonial occupation of the DRC by the Belgians displaced many local communities from their land. With various regimes coming and going, in 1973 the state nationalized all land and failed to recognize preexisting laws regarding land ...
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The Brics have a chance to succeed where the World Bank has failed 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The new Brics bank is an opportunity to learn lessons and ensure every infrastructure project protects human rights

The emerging Brics economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa struck an agreement this month to establish a development bank with an initial capital of $100bn.

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‘World Bank policies disastrous for environment’ 28.7.2014 Hindu: Op-Ed
Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50 billion a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and like...
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India loses up to 2 million tons foodgrain production due to waterlogging 24.7.2014 ET: Agriculture
Government said up to two million tonnes of foodgrains production is lost every year due to the problem of waterlogging.
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‘Vision 2023 to drive rapid, inclusive growth’ 22.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Vision 2023 to drive rapid, inclusive growth’
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World Bank Assures State Full Backing 22.7.2014 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
Team calls on CM, promises to clear all follow-on projects in just one year, assures to take up road sector project with the union govt.
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Vision 2023 to drive rapid, inclusive growth: Jayalalithaa 22.7.2014 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
At her meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa flagged Tamil Nadu’s intent to launch a new infrastructure project, Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Proj...
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Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement 17.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) is a World Bank funded project which came into effect from 18th April, 2012 and will be implemented over a period of six-years. DRIP currently involves rehabilitation of about 223 large dams in four states i.e. Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
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World Bank email leaks reveal internal row over 'light touch' $50bn loans 6.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Leaked emails show more money could be made available for 'damaging' power and mining projects

Environmentalists and human rights campaigners have sounded the alarm at radical plans to ease conditions for World Bank loans, enabling more than $50bn (£29bn) of public money a year to be made available for large power, mining, transport and farming projects.

Leaked emails seen by the Observer reveal that senior figures at the bank feared that light-touch regulation would lead to an increase in "problem projects". Critics are also worried that the door could be opened to large-scale environmental destruction and a lack of protection for communities affected by projects.

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Water security 1.7.2014 Latest News
Charge end-users and create more storage structures
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India, World Bank sign agreement for DPL loan to Himachal 12.6.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, June 11 : Credit Agreement for World Bank DPL Loan of US$ 100 million for promoting Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development has been signed between the Government of India, the World Bank and the Government of Himachal Pradesh in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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World Bank to provide USD 100 million loan assistance to Himachal 11.6.2014 Asian Age: Business
World Bank lends India money for Himachal Pradesh's green growth; Photo Courtesy: PTI World Bank signed an agreement to provide loans for promoting inclusive green growth India and World Bank signed a USD 100 million agreement to provide loans to Himachal Pradesh for promoting inclusive green growth and sustainable development. Credit Agreement for World Bank DPL Loan of USD 100 million for promoting inclusive growth and sustainable development has been signed between the Government of India, the World Bank and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, a finance ministry statement said. The loan will be financed by the Clean Technology Fund and will help Himachal Pradesh bring in better policies and practices to guide the development of sustainable hydropower, adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change and empower local communities to conserve their watersheds better. It would also help promote cleaner methods of industrial production and ...
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India and World Bank sign agreement for DPL loan of USD 100 million dollars to Himachal Pradesh 11.6.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, June 11 : Credit Agreement for World Bank DPL Loan of USD 100 million dollar for promoting Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development has been signed between the Government of India, the World Bank and the Government of Himachal Pradesh here today.
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