Speaking at the webinar, M. Nagaraju, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal, said that interested players are free to set up coal washeries in the country.
"The government has done away with mandatory washing of coal by the washeries for transportation beyond 300 km. But if the coal washery is required by a specific industry, players are welcome to set up. CIL is also setting up a large number of washeries," he said.
On the importance of coal washeries, the ministry of steel had earlier said it wants Coal India to put in place more coal washeries in order to reduce import of coking coal.
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