Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jharsuguda, Jan 30:
Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup today laid the foundation stone of the Ib Valley Washery in Lakhanpur area of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district.
The 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity coal washery is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 396 crore by October next year.
Swarup, who is on a three-day visit to the state, performed the ‘Bhoomi Puja’ this morning.
The washery will benefit the company, the common man and the country as a whole, Swarup said.
Notably, the Ib Valley Washery is one of the four 10 MTPA coal washeries (two each in Ib Valley Coalfields and Talcher Coalfields) being set-up by MCL which are expected to come up in 2017-18 financial year.