India

Infrastructure

News

Power company controversy after Orissa cyclone

A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Indian tribals blockade World Bank Delhi office

In late November more than 300 people from mass and tribal organisations from the Indian state of Madya Pradesh, blockaded the World Bank office in Delhi.

15 December 1999

Social services

News

Population project fraud

A December, 1999 study by Dr. Vineeta Gupta of Insaaf International alleges serious malpractice in the World Bank’s Reproductive and Child Health Project in Punjab, India.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

News

Bank to review India power sector reforms

The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.

15 December 1999

Environment

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Coal mines threaten tiger corridors in India

Indian NGO INTACH has been studying the likely impact of the World Bank-supported expansion of coal mining in Bihar on wild tigers.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank/Fund voting challenged

In late August India’s central bank chief told a meeting of bankers in Sri Lanka that the voting structure of international funding agencies should be changed to reflect the economic strengths of developing nations.

15 September 1999

Infrastructure

News

India power loan cleared

In February the World Bank’s Board cleared a $210 million dollar loan to the state of Andhra Pradesh, India after the United States Government decided to stop blocking the loan.

15 March 1999

Environment

News

Exchange highlights continuing Bank resettlement problems in India

At the half-way mark of the Bank’s controversial Coal India Environmental and Social Mitigation project local groups have criticised aspects of resettlement implementation.

15 March 1999

Infrastructure

News

Narmada dam construction restarts

Construction has restarted on the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) dam, Western India, after a decision by the Supreme Court.

15 March 1999

IFI governance

News

Indian groups debate World Bank state level adjustment

Andra Pradesh, India, has been the testing ground for a precedent-setting

15 December 1998

IFI governance

News

Panel Finds Serious Singrauli Problems

The Inspection Panel investigation into the Singrauli power project in India has found major problems with the Bank’s approach to the project.

15 January 1998