Enviro Min clears 10 coal mining projects
The Environment Ministry has cleared 10 coal mining projects with a total capacity of 160 MT a year and four washeries that can handle 31 MT annually. These include Coal India's projects for seven mines and two washeries with annual capacities of 141 MT and 15 MT. The ministry cleared 14 of the 23 projects it considered. This is likely to help Coal India meet its targets of producing 750 MT next fiscal requiring achievement of a 14 per cent growth over current year's 660 MT target, and one billion tonnes target by 2024.