Stating this in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal said that coal imports has been declining over the last three years. During 2014-15 India imported 217.78 million tonnes of coal which declined to 203.95 million tonnes in 2015-16 and further to 190.95 million tonnes in 2016-17.
“The fall in imports is largely on account of enhanced production by Coal India, due to which the country has moved from a regime of coal scarcity to a coal surplus situation,” the minister said.
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