Most of us don’t know that India imports large quantities of coal from other countries. Despite having large coal reserves, why India still imports coal? The answer to this question can be found in the policies of the government. India imports coal to ensure that its reserves are not affected by acute shortages. Moreover, a majority of the power plants in India rely heavily on coal to generate power. Domestic coal reserves will soon be depleted by supplying coal to these power plants. The majorcoal importers, like Vinod Aggarwal, the MD of Aggarwal Coal,have already imported more than 15 million tonnes of coal from South Africa, China, etc.