Economy India thermal coal imports fall for three months in a row Updated : January 20, 2020 02:40 PM IST Imports of thermal coal — used mainly for electricity generation — fell 10.7 percent to 15.62 million tonnes in October. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.