India bans import of polluting petcoke for use as fuel

India is aiming to reduce its greenhouse emissions. (Photo: Reuters)

India is aiming to reduce its greenhouse emissions. (Photo: Reuters)

India on Friday banned the import of petcoke for use as fuel, but said shipments for use as feedstock in some industries was allowed.

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.

 

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