Coal India Limited (CIL) will continue to supply coal to power plants under import substitution during 2021-22.
In 2020-21, consumers opted for about 90 mt of indigenous coal in 2020-21 under the import substitution drive. CIL would issue a notice asking power utilities to submit the requirement for 2021-22. The supply of coal to power plants would be made strictly as per availability and they will have to honor their fuel supply agreement (FSA) commitment before lifting coal under import substitution. Such power plants will also be required to submit an undertaking mentioning that they will not import/curtail the import of coal during the year