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Countries draw expatriate cash with 'diaspora bonds' 17.4.2016 TOI: India Business
A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing "diaspora bonds", a funding strategy successfully pioneered by India and Israel but sometimes tricky to imitate.
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Subsidy on P&K fertiliser cut to Rs 21,274 crore for FY17 24.3.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
The move might save the exchequer around Rs 5,000 crore
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Cabinet decisions: World Bank support okayed for Swachh Bharat 23.3.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
Other decisions include fertiliser subsidy rates, more for Bhutan hydro project
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Water supply: GHMC to have weekly reviews 3.3.2016 Hindu: Cities
With the onset of summer and water shortage issues looming large, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Mayor and Commissioner held a review meeting on Wednesday to tackle the situation.Interact...
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Work on 302 WRD projects to complete soon in Bihar : Minister 19.2.2016 TOI: Patna
Work on 302 WRD projects to complete soon in Bihar : Minister
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Current Affairs 16th January 2015 19.1.2016 Sify Finance
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World Bank to fund repairs of power plants in state 14.1.2016 TOI: All Headlines
World Bank to fund repairs of power plants in state
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The refugee who took on the British government | Ben Rawlence 12.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
For British politicians, foreign aid to Africa has become a cherished emblem of our idealism and generosity. But what happens when our funds harm those they are meant to help? The story of an Ethiopian farmer who sued the UK after losing his home to a development programme funded by foreign aid One day in late 2010, a farmer – I will call him Opik – woke up in his village in the remote Ethiopian province of Gambella. In this lush lowland area of savanna bordering South Sudan , the semi-nomadic Anuak people have lived for centuries, cultivating sorghum and maize, swimming in the river and gathering nuts, berries and fruits from the trees and wild honey from the forest. “It was paradise,” Opik recalled. The Anuak have an intimate relationship with their landscape. Their highest traditional authority is a spiritual leader called the wat-ngomi, who must sanction any human intervention in nature. Some trees are deemed sacred and cannot be cut down. Spirits live in certain sites and even the boundaries of ...
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Rejuvenation of Dams: State Govt to Seek More Funds 11.1.2016 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Green safeguards yield higher economic returns 6.1.2016 Hindu: Columns
For growth to go forward, it must be environmentally and socially concordant.
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Human Rights and Self-determination as prerequisites for real development 2.1.2016 Kangla Online
Human Rights and Self-determination as prerequisites for real development
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Firstpost Investigation: How Chennai, hungry for growth, devoured itself 15.12.2015 FirstPost: India

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

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Ecological trade-offs 14.12.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Hydroelectric dams grace bank notes in developing countries, from Mozambique to Laos, Kyrgyzstan to Sri Lanka, a place of honor reflecting their reputation as harbingers of prosperity. That esteem, now enhanced by hydropower's presumed low-carbon profile, continues to overrule concerns about environmental consequences and displaced people, as evidenced by a surge in dam-building in the developing world. The phenomenon is perhaps most intense in the Mekong River Basin, in Southeast Asia, where 12 more dams are planned for the main stem of the river and 78 on its tributaries. Because many of these projects seem inevitable, institutions, non-governmental organisations and academics worldwide, from the World Bank to the German Corporation for International Development to the Nature Conservancy, are developing strategies for dams with softer environmental footprints. The Mekong is the richest inland fishery in the world, with more than 60 million people who live along it surviving on subsistence fishing. The ...
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PR | Climate Initiatives Must Not Include Large Hydropower Projects – NGOs 3.12.2015 International Rivers News RSS Feed
Thursday, December 3, 2015 For Immediate Release Paris, France - In a global manifesto released today , a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower projects out of climate initiatives such as the Clean Development Mechanism, the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, and green bonds.  Large hydropower projects emit massive amounts of methane, make water and energy systems more vulnerable to climate change, and cause severe damage to critical ecosystems and local communities. Including them in climate initiatives crowds out support for true climate solutions such as wind and solar power which have become readily available, can be built more quickly than large dams and have a smaller social and environmental footprint.  “Particularly in tropical regions, hydropower reservoirs emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases, comparable to the climate impact of the aviation sector”, said Peter ...
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World Bank calls for $16bn to help Africa weather the effects of climate change 25.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Africa climate business plan, emphasising clean energy, efficient farming and urban protection, will be launched by World Bank chief at Paris climate talks

The World Bank has devised a $16bn (£10.6bn) strategy designed to help Africa adapt to climate change and prevent millions of people from sliding into poverty.

By fast-tracking clean energy, efficient farming and urban protection, the measures promise to greatly increase renewable energy across the continent, bolster food production and lead to the planting of billions of trees. It is also hoped that the scheme will improve life in cities and reduce poverty, migration and conflict.

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10 Reasons Why Climate Initiatives Should Not Include Large Hydropower Projects 24.11.2015 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Large hydropower projects are often propagated as a “clean and green” source of electricity by international financial institutions, national governments and other actors. They greatly benefit from instruments meant to address climate change, including carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), credits from the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, and special financial terms from export credit agencies and green bonds. The dam industry advocates for large hydropower projects to be funded by the Green Climate Fund, and many governments boost them as a response to climate change through national initiatives. For example, at least twelve governments with major hydropower sectors have included an expansion of hydropower generation in their reports on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).  At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, COP21, International Rivers and a group of civil society organizations will present a letter to COP21 delegates asserting that large hydropower dams ...
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Major tanks, check dams to be rehabilitated 21.11.2015 Hindu: Home
Major tanks, nine check-dams and two supply channels in Batlagundu will be rehabilitated and brought to use for irrigation with World Bank funds, according to Public Works Department officials. Whi...
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Bangla keen to invest in Meghalaya 18.11.2015 The Assam Tribune
Bangla keen to invest in Meghalaya
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Bangladesh keen to invest in Meghalaya power projects 17.11.2015 ET: Power
"We have made our offer in response to Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's appeal when he visited Bangladesh," Ahmad told PTI.
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Bangladesh keen to invest in Meghalaya power projects 17.11.2015 TOI: India Business
Bangladesh has evinced interest for investment in power projects of Meghalaya to boost bilateral ties.
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