New Delhi. 04.06.2022:

The government has directed state-owned CIL to be prepared to import 12 million tonnes (MT) of coal for power utilities for the next 13 months.

The state gencos and independent power producers have sought time till Saturday afternoon to figure out the quantity of coal they require and the import orders would be placed by Coal India very soon, a source said.

It would be the first time since 2015 that the maharatna firm imports the dry fuel.

“Government of India has mandated Coal India to be ready to import 12 million tonnes of coal for July this year to July 2023,” the source added.

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