News Brief | September 2016
Centre gives nod to MCL´s coal washery project in Odisha
The Centre´s green panel has recommended environment clearance to state-owned Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to establish a 10 million tonne per annum capacity coal washery in Talcher district in Odisha. Coal India arm MCL has proposed setting up of ´Jagannath Coal Washery´ with 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity in an area of 30 hectare at Hensmul village in Talcher district. MCL´s coal washery proposal was taken up for discussion in the recent meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) set up under the Union Environment Ministry. As per the rule, the ministry gives final green clearances to the projects based on the EAC recommendations.