Coal wash, beneficiation mandatory for coal companies!

Coal wash, beneficiation mandatory for coal companies!

In a big move towards environment conservation, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has made coal wash and beneficiation mandatory for coal mining projects. It will help in controlling high level of pollution at coal mines and also thermal power stations. Also, the thermal power stations especially of Mahagenco will benefit to a great extent as washed and beneficiated coal increase power generation and also save conveyance cost.

The MPCB´s consent appraisal committee headed by additional chief secretary, environment department, Malini Shankar took the decision in the meeting held on November 3. The committee has framed a new bank guarantee regime policy for mining and coal washery. Total 18 aspects have been finalised under the new policy for controlling water, air, non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, operation and maintenance pollution. Also time bound programme has been planned for compliance of each concept with bank guarantees.

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