Coal import from Meghalaya, Assam to resume by April 15
Coal import from the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam is set to resume by April 15, said Chandan Shaha, general secretary of the coal importers group in Sylhet, yesterday.
He made the comment, as a six-member team of the group led by its president Falah Uddin Ali Ahmed has recently returned home after visiting the Indian states.
The team sat with the leaders of the exporters and importers associations of Meghalaya, Karimganj and Assam, as the trade bodies suspended coal export to Sylhet on April 1 to protest the imposition of an additional 1 percent excise duty on coal.
Around 15 lakh tonnes of coal are imported through six LC stations in Tamabil, Sheola and Bholaganj of Sylhet and Barchhara, Bagli, and Charagaon of Sunamganj every year.