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Coal India Imports 3.58 LT Coal From Indonesia

Orders for supply of imported coal were placed by CIL based on the ‘Firm Orders’ and the advance payment by various Power Generating Companies

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A total of 3.58 lakh tonne coal has been imported by Coal India (CIL) from Indonesia through the vendor namely GHV-BDE-DIL (JV) during this year on behalf of Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) of state GENCOs and Independent Power Plant (IPPs).

Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday said that orders for the supply of imported coal were placed by CIL based on the firm orders.

"The advance payment by various power generating companies, as per data provided by the Ministry of Power, 86 per cent of the imported coal has been utilised," said Joshi.

He said that considering the increasing electricity demand and for building up of coal stock at power plants before the onset of monsoon, the Ministry of Power (MoP) on 28 April advised power plants to import coal for blending purposes to meet 10 per cent of their coal requirement.

Subsequently, after reviewing the coal stock position, MoP on 01 August 2022 decided that the states, IPPs and Ministry of Coal may decide the blending percentage after assessing the availability of domestic coal supplies.

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