Global NGOs Target Indian Coal Projects
From Hindustan Times
The recent spurt in protests against projects from Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu to Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Tata’s Power Plant in Mundra, Gujarat, has raised a key question — are American and European philanthropic groups supporting these agitations?
A conference organised by such groups from the two most developed regions of the world — US and Europe — in Istanbul this July provides an insight how international organisations are willing to support – including financially – Indian non-government organisations to stop upcoming coal fired power plants, considered a trigger for climate change.
A background paper commissioned by US based Climateworks Foundation for the International Coal Strategy Conference, and accessed by HT, indicates that the strategy is to make local protests against the coal fired power plants more visible. If effective, this could mean more bad news for India’s plans to majorly enhance its coal power production.
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