Govt tells CIL to speed up coal exports to India's neighbours
The government is nudging the world's largest coal miner CIL to expedite export of coal to neighbouring countries, including Bhutan, as India has surplus coal. "What I have asked Coal India is to expedite it (coal export)... We have enough (coal). We have 69 million tonnes of pithead stock," Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar told PTI. Asserting that CIL can export all the surplus coal, including the pithead and fresh stock, Kumar said the PSU is capable of producing more coal than the actual demand.