5. The largest consumers of coal in India are electricity generation, steel, cement and sponge iron industries, whereas natural gas finds its primary usage in fertilizer industries, power plants, city gas distribution and also sponge iron industries. With most of the electricity in India being thermally generated in these power stations in comparison to nuclear and renewable, there is undoubtedly a very high dependency on these two fossil fuels. As per the report of the Central Electricity Authority, coal (60.13%) and natural gas (7.95%) have a aggregate share of 68.08% in the total installed power station capacity in India as on Mar 17.