State power firms to import 52 MT coal in FY16

State-owned power generation companies will import about 52 million tonnes of coal, accounting for 70 per cent of total dry fuel by power firms in the current fiscal, to meet their requirements.

As per a document prepared by Power Ministry in consultation with Central Electricity Authority (CEA), 37 power producers, both public and private, would need to import 73 million tonnes of coal to meet their fuel demand.

As many as 25 PSU power generation companies would have to import about 52 million tonnes of coal, while 12 other private players would import about 21 million tonnes in 2015-16 financial year.

 The government has asked power generation utilities to take necessary action in the matter, the document added.



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