Piyush Goyal
Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal.Reuters

Coal workers across India called off their two-day old strike on Wednesday after an agreement was reached between the government and the unions.

"The strike has been called off," AITUC leader Lakhan Lal Mahato said after a meeting with the Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, which lasted for more than six hours, reports India Today.

The calling off of the strike midway will come as a welcome relief to the power sector that has faced the prospect of a shortage of fuel supplies due to closure of half of the country's coal mines during the strike.

Details of the terms and conditions of the agreement reached between the government and the unions were however not shared by Mahato.

Rajendra Singh, the Indian National Mineworkers' Federation (INTUC) president, also confirmed that the strike had been called off and an agreement with the government was being signed.