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India's state power plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages

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By Sudarshan VaradhanNEW DELHI (Reuters) - State-run thermal power plants in India's coastal states have again begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, government and utility officials said, in a setback for the country's long-term plans to eliminate imports.After no significant imports in 2017, government utilities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have ordered several cargoes of coal since the beginning of this year, two officials said. Andhra Pradesh, a state on India's east coast, has imported 200,000 tonnes of coal so far this year and could import as much as 1 million ...

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 13:09 IST