THE Ramagundam and Singareni coil belt will be the focus of an environmental study to be carried out with the help of IRS-1C, India's third remote sensing satellite, to draw up an eco-development programme Loi the area. Rarnagundam is one of the hottest spots in southern India where the mercury soars up to 50oC in peak summer. The thermal station and coal mines in the region have contributed to the hot conditions. The eco-study will be carried out by the National Remote Sensing Agency and the 2100 MW thermal station of the National Thermal Power Corpotation in Ramagundam. The corporation will take largescale afforestation and other eco-friendly measures to bring down the temperature of the region.
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