245 infrastructure projects awaiting green nod

August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) About 245 infrastructure projects — a majority of them in the mining sector — are pending with the environment ministry, officials said Wednesday.

Of the 245 projects seeking environment clearance, 136 are in the mining sector followed by 77 in building and construction sector, said the statement issued by the ministry.

Besides, 22 thermal power projects and 10 hydro power projects are pending with the ministry, it added.

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