A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta restricted the limit after aluminium and calciners industries sought relief from the restriction.
The apex court said it will hear detailed submissions of the aluminium industry and steel industry on how much import of pet coke, which is used as industrial fuel, should be allowed.
Earlier, the top court had taken into note the suggestions of court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, that the use of imported pet coke all over the country may be permitted only in the cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries. Read more
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