KOLKATA: Coal India Limited is in the process of identifying locations across the country for coal beneficiation projects that would have a combined capacity of 80 million tonne.
“We have asked the four CIL subsidiaries to identify the locations where the coal beneficiation projects could be setup,” CIL Director (Technical) N. C. Jha said.
“Coal companies have identified that 80 million tonne of coal would be needed for beneficiation. Once the subsidiaries identify the locations, tenders will be invited,” Jha said.
The total coal production by the four CIL subsidiares stands at 363 million tonne. A total of Rs8,000 crore would be invested by CIL till 2025 for coal beneficiation or coal washeries projects in a bid to improve coal quality to its consumers.
CIL would set up washeries under the build and operate concept with private companies with core competence in the state-of-the art coal washing.
All future open cast mines, with 2.50 million tonne capacity per year or more, will have provision for coal washing facility.
Meanwhile, a lot of connectivity and bandwidth problem has been faced by coal consumers for e-booking which is replacing e-auction after an interim order by the Supreme Court.