15 New Coal Washeries to be set up to augment Washed Coal Supply to Thermal Power Plants 

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New Delhi, Nov 18: 15 new coal washeries would be set by Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries, out of which 9 are for beneficiation of noncoking coal with an aggregate capacity of 94 Mty (75.5 Mty in 1st phaseto increase the washed coal supply. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (ICfor the Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha yesterday.

 

Further, the Minister informed that setting up coal washeries is an ongoing activity and several washeries are being planned by CIL and other companiesAll efforts will be made to complete the washeries by Sept 2017The washeries will help to augment supply of noncoking coal below 34ash for power sector, ensure better efficiency and less generation of air pollutants and solid waste at Power Plants.

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