Significantly in a more drastic step to reduce coal imports, the Indian government has scrapped plans for construction of at least four large thermal power plants categorized as ultra mega thermal power plants (UMPP) with aggregate generating capacity of 16 gigawatts. The four proposed plants to be located in provinces of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha, would have together required 46 million metric tons per year of coal half of which to be sourced through imports.

According to a CIL statement, the miner achieved 95% of its targeted coal production at 126 million during the period April-June 2016 and achieved 89% of targeted off-take at 133 million ton during the period.