As a result of record coal production by the world’s largest coal miner Coal India, the country reduced its import bill of the dry fuel by around Rs 28,000 crore last fiscal.
Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal thehindu
“We would endeavour to… reduce the import of thermal coal and increase the production of domestic coal,” he said.
According to Coal Secretary Anil Swarup, Coal India’s output for this fiscal is fixed at 598 million tonnes (MT). The enterprise has also decided to set up 15 washeries, which are expected to be completed by October 1, 2017. He said this will ensure that all coal that ash content of more that 34 per cent is washed.