The country has imported 51.84 million tonnes of coking coal in FY19, Parliament was informed July 15. “The entire demand of coking coal is not met from domestic production as the supply of high quality coal/ coking coal (low-ash-coal) in the country is limited and thus no option is left but to resort to import of coking coal,” Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said in a reply to the Rajya Sabha.
During 2018-19, coking coal import stood at 51.84 million tonnes (provisional), he said. “Reduction in Import of coal in the country is always a priority area of the Government,” the minister noted. The government has taken steps in order to increase availability of coking coal, he informed the house. Read More
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