This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi
New Delhi ,
As per the current import policy, coal is kept under Open General License (OGL) and consumers are free to import coal from the source of their choice as per their contractual prices on payment of applicable duty. Coal import for non power sector from April to January was 141.55 MT and 150.59 MT in 2020-21 and 2021-2022 respectively.
Coal India Limited (CIL) has supplied coal to Non-Power sector to the tune of 3.32 Lakh tonne per day in FY 2021-22. At present Coal India has stock of 60.77 Million Tonnes (MT) as on 01.04.2022 and with the Production of 700 MT in FY 2022-23, CIL is making all efforts to meet the demand of all linked sections of the industries in FY 2022-23.