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Import of non-coking coal dropped 7.5 pc YoY to 152 MT in FY22 Coking Coal
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Import of non-coking coal dropped 7.5 pc YoY to 152 MT in FY22

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Aug 2022, 02:52 pm

New Delhi: The total import of non-coking Coal during 2021-22 was 151.77  Million Tonnes (MT) as against 164.05 MT  imported in the previous year of 2020-21, registering a decrease of 7.5 percent, according to the ministry of coal.

Even in the first two months i.e. April and May of the current financial year, the import of Non-Coking coal has decreased to the level of 30.05 MT from 32.91 MT imported during the corresponding two months in the previous year.

The coal production in the country increased to 778.19 MT in 2021-22 from 716.08 MT in 2020-21 which is a growth of 8.5 percent.

The mining operations in Tikak Extension OCP of Tikak Colliery have resumed subsequently from February 10, 2022, the ministry said.

The Assam government allotted Revenue land on a payment basis measuring 87.55 hectares for the opening of Tikak Extension OCP of Tikak Colliery after an application by North Eastern Coalfields (NEC).

NEC has applied for allotment of Government Revenue Land measuring 88.63 hectares for resumption of the Tikak Opencast project of Tikak Colliery.

Assam government allotted the land measuring 88.63 hectares in favour of NEC, CIL and has raised demand note for Rs. 27,31,69,875 for transfer of 88.63 hectares land to NEC.

For this unit application for environmental clearance, forest clearance and all other required clearances will be applied after the approval of the revised Project Report.

Due to the suspension of mining operations in NEC from June 3, 2020, the Fuel Supply Agreements with NTPC, Bongaigaon and NTPC Farakka have been diverted to other subsidiaries of CIL.

Now as the mining operations have resumed in Tikak Extension OCP of Tikak Colliery w.e.f 10.02.2022, NEC may again renew these Fuel Supply Agreements subject to reaching desired capacity in coal production again.

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