Import of thermal coal to stop by 2025

01 Oct 2022

Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi announced on Friday that the country will no longer import thermal coal by 2024-25. Joshi was speaking at the Mines-Mineral-Metals event 'Mincon 2022' in this city. The minister expressed concern that the country must import coal despite having an adequate domestic supply. He claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him that the import of substitute coal had to stop. Joshi stated that the government implemented major reforms in the mining sector in 2021, resulting in a sea change in less than a year and a half. According to the prime minister, mining, after agriculture and small industries, is the sector that can create jobs and grow the economy.

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