Latest official data reveals that during April-November 2015, the import of coal was 127.52 Mte as compared to 137.61 Mte in the corresponding period of 2014-15 showing a fall of 7.3%.
Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy told the Rajya Sabha today that slowdown in import is largely due to the fact that coal production by Coal India Ltd. (CIL) registered a growth of 8.8% during April-November, 2015 over the same period in the previous year.
The country-wise import of coal during the last five years is given as below:-
|Country||Import of Coal ( in Million tonnes)|
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