India will have to depend on imported coking coal for targeted steel output by 2030-31, say


India will have to depend on imported coking coal for targeted steel output by 2030-31, say

Despite efforts to cut down imports of coking coal, India will have to “heavily depend” on imported coking coal for its plan to produce 300 million tonnes of crude steel by 2030-31, experts said on Tuesday.

About 85 percent of the current requirement of coking coal is met through imports and increasing the domestic coking coal use to 35 percent by 2030-31, as per the National Steel Policy, could be a “challenge”, they said.

“The national steel policy forecasts coking coal demand of 161 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) by 2030-31, 31 mtpa of non-coking coal for PCI Read More

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