Concerned over high ash content in coal, state-owned Western Coalfields (WCL) is planing to set up four washeries in Maharashtra and is evaluating entering joint ventures (JVs) for the same, a top company official said.

“The coal that we have currently, has ash content to the extent of 34 per cent. Therefore, we have to either blend and bring the levels down or set up washeries,” WCL Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Mishra told PTI here. Western Coalfields is one of the eight subsidiaries of Coal India. He said WCL is planning to set up four washeries with three near Wardha Valley coalfield in Chandrapur and one near Umrer Nand Bander coalfield in Nagpur.

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