NEW DELHI India's coal imports fell for a seven straight month in January, a government official said, as the world's third-biggest buyer of the fuel expands domestic mines to improve output and boost power generation.
India shipped in 16.11 million tonnes of coal last month, a 28.6 percent decline from the same month a year ago.
"Increased production by Coal India (COAL.NS) results in decrease in import of coal," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said on Twitter on Friday, referring to the state-owned company.
(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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