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Acute coal crunch forced India to import 168.44 MT in FY14: Goyal

In view of the ‘constrained’ coal output scenario, the government on Monday said 168.44 million tonnes (MT) of the dry-fuel had to be imported in the previous fiscal to bridge the demand-supply gap.

‘The production of coal has been constrained ... consumption of coal during 2013-14 was 739.42 MT against the supply of 571 MT. The gap between total consumption and domestic supply has been met through import of coal to the extent of 168.44 MT,’ Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
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