NMDC to open new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh

July 29th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS  

Raipur, July 28 (IANS) NMDC Ltd, India’s largest iron ore producer and exporter in the public sector, said Thursday it plans to open a new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh.

“As part of its expansion programme, NMDC has plans to open two new mines, one in Bailadila Sector in Chhattisgarh- Deposit-11B Iron Ore Project- and the other in Bellary-Hospet region in Karnataka- Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine,” a company statement said.

NMDC has already several mines at Bailadila sector that is split into Bacheli and Kirandul mining complexes that falls under India’s worst Maoist insurgency-hit district Dantewada.

The statement added that the company has been pursuing all its expansion programmes and NMDC as part of its forward integration programme and value addition, is setting up a 3 MTPA steel plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh, for which major packages are being finalised and awarded.

The company informed that recently NMDC signed the contract for setting up the country’s largest blast furnace of 4,506 cubic metre for its upcoming Chhattisgarh-based steel plant with Tata Projects Limited, Danieli Corus, Netherland and Danieli Corus.

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