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Coal projects face obstacles

Coal projects face obstacles

The country’s increasing energy needs are being hampe­red by regulatory delays for coal mining projects. India could import around 250 million tonne of coal a year by 2015, more than double import levels this year, says Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal. Coal accounts for approximately two-thirds of total energy production in India. Although India has the fifth-largest coal reserves in the world, much of it is under forests and so mining projects face fierce environmental scrutiny.

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