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Yeas and Nays Heard at Public Meeting Over Balco’s Plans to Boost Bauxite Production at  Chhattisgarh

Yeas and Nays Heard at Public Meeting Over Balco’s Plans to Boost Bauxite Production at Chhattisgarh

Sunday’s public hearing over Bharat Aluminium Company’s (Balco) plans to expand the bauxite mine at Chhattisgarh drew a mixed response from the significant assemblage of locals in attendance. The meeting was held in an effort to drum up local support for boosting...


Balco Returns to Full Production After Two Years

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is now running at full speed, according to remarks made by the firm’s CEO to an Indian newspaper. Balco is planning to reach a yearly output of almost six million metric tons of aluminium at its smelter in Chhattisgarh, central India. “All units – the smelter, power project, sheet rolling […]

Balco Resumes Production of Rolled Aluminium

India’s Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) began sheet rolling aluminium again last week. The metal major’s sheet rolling shop (SRS) at Korba closed last August due to aluminium dumping by the People’s Republic of China and the associated drop in aluminium prices, causing the shop to run significant financial losses. According to the company, minor […]

Indian State to Auction Off Bauxite Mines

Following up on a successful auction in February, the Indian state government of Chhattisgarh is planning to put two more bauxite mines up for auction in the near future. According to officials, the government will also auction off eight other limestone mines as well. Earlier this year the government auctioned off three limestone and one […]

Balco to Implement Modernization Plan to Increase Output to 1 MTPA

Citing a rally in the worldwide aluminium market, India’s Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) announced plans last week to boost production to one million metric tons per annum. The firm, which is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, has put off the production increase, which was planned for 2013. The proposal is for Balco to […]