India's domestic coal supply is constrained, necessitating imports, according to the government.

Coal shortage has been exacerbated by a surge in domestic coal production . The rest of the dry fuel demand needs to be met by imports, says coal additional secretary .

According to the coal ministry, the country is facing challenges in domestic coal supply, and the rest of the dry fuel demand needs to be met by imports, according to the coal additional secretary, who is also the chairperson of an inter-ministerial commission on coal linkages.The coal shortage has been exacerbated by a surge in domestic coal production, which has reduced dramatically in the country.The secretary stated that states in the South and West have been dependent on imported coal, and that the turnaround time for rakes is longer than ten days.