Coal India decides to set up 16 washeries: Government

NEW DELHI: The government today saidCoal India (CIL) has decided to set 16 coal washeries in its various subsidiaries aimed at making the fossil fuel more competitive.

“Coal India (CIL) has decided to set up 16 washeries in its various subsidiaries to reduce the quantity of ash…from coal so as to make it competitive in comparison to imported coal,” according to an official statement.

Of the 16 washeries, eight would be set up inBharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Jharkhand , four in Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd(MCL), Orissa, three in Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Jharkhand and one inEastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) West Bengal.

CIL already has 17 coal washeries of a capacity of 39.40 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in operation, the statement said.

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