Coal import by power sector in April-June period 14% less than last year


Coal import by power sector in April-June period 14% less than last year

The import of coal by the country’s power sector in the April-June quarter was 14 per cent less than the amount imported in the same period last fiscal, Parliament was informed today.

“In 2018-19 (up to June 30, 2018), coal import by the power sector is 14 per cent less than the import in the corresponding period of last year,” Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

The country’s coal import has fallen from 217.7 million tonnes (MT) in 2014-15 to 190.9 MT in 2016-17. During 2017-18, coal imports increased to 208.27 MT due to increase in demand by consuming sectors.

“While there is a slight increase in import due to the enhanced domestic coal supply to power plants, coal import by power plants has reduced from 80.58 MT in 2015-16 to 56.41 MT in 2017-18,” the minister said. Read More

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