India’s coal import increased by 14.5 per cent to 24.01 million tonnes (MT) in May this year.
The country’s coal import was at 20.96 MT in May 2019, according to a mjunction services report, which is based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies.
The report comes at a time when the government is looking at relaxing the timeline for the one billion tonne coal production target it had set earlier for Coal India (CIL), which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic coal output.
Imports during May this year stood at 24.01 MT (provisional) as compared to 26.3 MT (revised) in April, 2019. Read more