Hello and welcome to the Current Affair's Portal of ExamPundit.in. South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), a subsidiary of the Coal India Limited (CIL), would be setting up country’s largest coal washery with a capacity of 25 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in Korba district of Chhattisgarh.
The project would be known as Kusmunda Coal Washery.
It would be an integral part of Kusmunda Open Cast coal mine, one of the three mines operated by the SECL in Korba coalfields having an estimated reserve of 10,074.77 million tonnes.
The washery would be built in 41.23 hectare area in villages Durpa and Jarhajel in Korba---about 250 km from Raipur.
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change had granted terms of reference (TOR) for the project. The company had been asked to prepare the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environment Management Plan (EMP). Thereafter, a public hearing would be held to grant environment clearance for the project.
The Kusmunda coal washery would be the largest in the country. The existing largest coal washery is also located in Korba district. The ACB (India) Limited had set up a coal washery at Dipka area in 1999. The Initial capacity of the plant was 1 MTPA that had been gradually upgraded to capacity of 12 MTPA, the reported largest coal washery in the country.
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