The secretary also stressed the need for timely completion of projects.
Tapin, Kathara, Ashok, Karo and Konar washeries of CCL (CIL arm), Ib Valley, Basundhar, Hingula and Jagannath washeries of MCL (CIL arm) and Kusmunda and Baroud washeries of SECL (CIL arm) were also reviewed, the minutes said.
Currently, CIL operates 15 coal washeries with a total washing capacity of 36.8 million tonnes per annum (MTPA).
Of these 15 washeries, 11 are coking and the remaining are non-coking with capacity of 20.58 and 16.22 MTPA, respectively.
The total washed coal production from these existing washeries for 2017-18 was 12.45 MT.
Moreover, CIL has planned to set up 18 new washeries with state-of-the-art technologies with an aggregate throughput capacity of 95.6 MTPA.
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