Thirteen Coal Washries to be set up by Coal India : Pralhad Joshi

New Delhi : In Coal India Limited (CIL) has plan to set up 12 new coking coal washeries and one non-coking coal new washery to reduce the quantity of ash and useless component from coal. All these washeries are expected to be operational by FY:2026. Details of new washeries set up or planned in CIL are as under:

Commissioned in last 5 Years
Dahibari Coking Coal Washery (1.6 MTY) Patherdih I Coking Coal Washery (5 MTY)
Construction Completed in 2021-22
Madhuband Coking Coal Washery (5 MTY)
Planned Coking Coal Washeries – 1st Phase


LoI Issued Under Tender evaluation Total
2 numbers

Patherdih II

(2.5 MTY),

Bhojudih (2 MTY)

2 numbers

New Kathara (3 MTY)


(4 MTY)

1 number


(2.5 MTY)

5 numbers

(Total Capacity – 14.0 MTY)

Planned New Coking Coal Washeries – 2nd Phase
Under Tendering process Under Conceptualisation
1 number

  1. New Rajrappa (3 MTY)
3 numbers

  1. Topa (4 MTY)
  2. New Sawang (1.5 MTY)
  3. Dhori (2.5 MTY)
New Non-Coking Coal Washeries
Under Construction – 1 number

Ib Valley (10 MTY)


Further, in SCCL, one washery with 1.0 MTPA operational capacity is working on BOO (Build Own Operate) basis at Manuguru area, Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs  Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

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