August 17, 2018 / 9:25 AM / 3 months ago

India allows petcoke import for use as feedstock in some industries

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - India on Friday allowed import of petcoke for use as feedstock in cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said.

Usage of petcoke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in the energy hungry country has come under scrutiny due to rising pollution levels in major cities. (bit.ly/2MyltjZ) (Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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