Government forms panel for policy on coal reject disposal

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New Delhi | Published: September 25, 2016 10:08:22 AM

Government has constituted a panel to frame a "tentative policy" for disposal of low-grade coal rejects from washeries at thermal power plants.

Coal quality is enhanced by washing and the plant where such activity is carried out is called coal washery. (Reuters)Coal quality is enhanced by washing and the plant where such activity is carried out is called coal washery. (Reuters)

Government has constituted a panel to frame a “tentative policy” for disposal of low-grade coal rejects from washeries at thermal power plants.

The five-member panel has been asked to submit the same in 15 days, an official said.

Coal quality is enhanced by washing and the plant where such activity is carried out is called coal washery.

The panel will “prepare a tentative policy for disposal of washery rejects keeping a harmonious balance between the (draft) policy formulated by the coal ministry and comments or suggestions furnished by the stakeholders,” the official said.

The terms of reference of the panel also include listing out amendments in the draft policy as formulated by the coal ministry vis-a-vis comments from stakeholders and listing out the reasons for acceptance or rejection of the said comments or suggestions, if any.

CMD of Coal India’s consultancy arm CMPDIL is the chief coordinator of the committee. Other members of the panel include Coal India director (marketing) and coal controller.

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