“Tenders have so far been invited for 12 washeries, including six non-coking coal washeries,” Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. The government previously said that the challenge was not quantity but quality of the fossil fuel. The three washeries likely to be commissioned next year are located at Madhuband, Patherdih and Dahibari in Jharkhand.