|A third of coal belts will be off mining limits|
|Thermal projects may hit roadblock|
|Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, April 2, DH News Service :|
The country's ambitious thermal power generation targets over the next few years to meet the acute shortages as well as the rapidly growing demand may hit an environmental roadblock.
The reason: the coal deposits may be there in abundance but it may not be possible to mine the fuel. Almost one-third of the country's top grade coal reserve would not be available for mining as these areas are now considered to be ecologically too fragile to allow mining.