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India's Top Power Producer Seeks First Coal Imports in Four Years

Rajesh Kumar Singh

India’s largest power producer is seeking bids to import coal after a gap of about four years, highlighting a supply crunch users of the fuel are facing as shipments in the country fall short of demand. State-run NTPC Ltd. is seeking a total of 2.5 million metric tons of imported coal, according to two separate tenders on its website. It is looking to boost supplies as plants accounting for more than half its total capacity had less than seven days of coal stock as on Aug. 13, data from the Central Electricity Authority shows.