India orders govt-owned thermal power plants to stop coal imports

June 17, 2016

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Concerned over mounting stocks at Coal India Limited (CIL) and falling off-take by large consumers, the Coal Ministry has directed government-owned and -operated thermal power producers to stop all coal imports and instead source feedstock from the domestic miner.
“We have sufficient coal but there are no takers for it. We have asked all provinces, which are currently importing coal to immediately stop the imports,” said Coal Secretary Vikas Swarup.

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