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Govt to do away with mandatory washing of coal for thermal power units

The environment ministry now in its latest note has said, "In the overall scheme of coal, mine, washery and power plant, the extent of ash content in mined coal remains the same"

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Coal India | Coal ministry | coal mining

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

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The Centre is planning to do away with the mandatory requirement of washing of coal before it is transported to thermal power stations. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a discussion note, suggested that coal washing should be done away with, as it does not bring down the ash content in coal.

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First Published: Tue, May 05 2020. 18:55 IST
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