Rourkela, Jan 15 (Agencies): In a bid to make available quality coal, public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) has decided to open at least 20 coal washing points in various coal belts of the country.

"Out of 20 proposed washing points, two would be set up in Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Orissa shortly," CIL chairman Partha S Bhattacharya told reporters here.

He said after washing of the raw coal, Indian coal can compete in the international market. The CIL will get better price for the finished product, he said adding that the coal buyers should bear the cost of the washing points.

"After washing, we will get much better quality coal", the CIL," he said.

Referring to agitations due to displacement problem, Bhattacharya said proper resources should be provided to the land losers and a confidence should be built up in their mind for proper compensation.

CIL was committed to provide better living condition by building modern village with all facilities, he said while presenting the example of Iswar Marandi Nagar in Jharkhand where CIL has given modern amenities with a tribal background culture.

"A total transparency is essential while dealing with the people in the land dealing case to build confidence," CIL chairman said.

The CIL chairman was here to attend as chief guest of Eighth Convocation of National Institute of Technology - Rourkela.