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The nation’s coal import fell 12.62 per cent to 215.92 million tonnes (MT) in FY21 from 247.10 MT in FY20, in accordance to a provisional compilation by mjunction services, based mostly on monitoring of vessels’ positions and information acquired from transport firms.
“The overall decline in coal imports during the year 2020-21 was on expected lines. In coming months, import demand is likely to be subdued in view of the surge in COVID-19 infections, high coal stock in the system and high prices prevailing in the international market,” mjunction providers MD and CEO Vinaya Varma stated.
India’s coal import in March 2021 was at 19.79 MT as in opposition to 19.87 MT imported in the identical month a yr in the past, mjunction stated.
For the monetary yr 2020-21, complete coal and coke imports stood at 215.92 MT, about 12.62 per cent decrease than 247.10 MT imported throughout FY20.
During FY21, non-coking coal import was at 141.02 MT as in opposition to 170.75 MT imported throughout FY20. Coking coal import was recorded at 49.44 MT, flat in opposition to 49.17 MT imported throughout FY20.
Of the full imports in March 2021, non-coking coal was at 12.12 MT, in opposition to 13.16 MT imported in March 2020.
Coking coal import was at 5.47 MT throughout March 2021, up in opposition to 4 MT imported in March 2020.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc throughout the nation, bringing the complete healthcare system to its knees.
The nation’s every day coronavirus tally crossed the grim milestone of 4 lakh, whereas the demise toll rose to 2,11,853 with 3,523 recent fatalities, in accordance to information up to date by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.