Coal import

Coal imports to stop by 2024: Minister

India is likely to stop coal imports by 2024, Coal minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said.

published on : 21st October 2022

India’s power crisis over? Domestic production stable, no takers for pricey imported coal

Domestic coal production is now stable and sufficient to fulfill the demand in the country. As such, imported coal, which is five to seven times more expensive, is lying idle.

published on : 8th September 2022

Centre annuls condition for states to import coal

"After reviewing, the position of state Gencos now varies significantly. Many states have stocks more than 50 per cent of normative levels whereas many others still have stocks near critical levels."

published on : 3rd August 2022

India’s trade deficit widens to $31 billion in July

The trade deficit in the same month last year (2021) stood at $10.63 billion. In the April-July 2022 period, the trade deficit crossed $100 billion, almost 2.5 times the trade deficit in the same peri

published on : 3rd August 2022

Coal industry urges government to do away with compulsory 10% import order

Following the statement of the minister in parliament on July 25, 2022, the experts said the power ministry should revoke and withdraw the order for import of 10% their coal requirement.

published on : 27th July 2022

Imported coal 10 times costlier for power generators

The government had directed power generators to import 10% of their coal requirement for blending.

published on : 16th July 2022

Adani among 11 bidders in race for Coal India's Rs 3,100 crore import tender 

The state-run company recently floated three e-tenders to source coal from overseas on behalf of state gencos and independent power plants (IPPs) for blending with the domestic coal.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Coal India to source 6 MT additional coal from overseas; floats medium-term tender

The import tender was floated after the government asked the company to build up stock of fossil fuel to avoid the reoccurrence of power outages, which happened in April on account of shortage.

published on : 10th June 2022

In a first, Coal India issues tender to import over 2 million tonnes of coal 

As the coal shortage continues to impact the thermal power plants, the power ministry asked the state gencos to import coal for blending purposes. 

published on : 9th June 2022

India to ramp up coal output to reduce dependence on imports: Moody's Investors Service

The government has recently mandated CIL to import coal as an emergency measure to avoid a shortage of coal for the country's power utilities and build up buffer stock

published on : 7th June 2022

Decline in coal imports in FY'22 on account of less buying by power sector: Centre

Coal imports that had touched 248 million tonnes in FY'20 dropped continuously during the next two financial years to 215 MT in 2020-21 and 209 MT in 2021-22.

published on : 2nd June 2022

India imports 173.32 million tonnes of coal in 2021-22; plans to cut down

The country has imported 215.25 million tonnes in 2020-21, 248.54 million tonnes in 2019-20 and 235.35 million tonnes in 2018-19.

published on : 19th March 2022