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Captive Coal Cache to Nudge Nalco’s Aluminium Business Into the Black: CMD Chand

Captive Coal Cache to Nudge Nalco’s Aluminium Business Into the Black: CMD Chand

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) expects to return its aluminium business’ bottom line into the black in two years thanks to the captive power source it will soon begin to utilize in the state of Odisha. “With the commencement of coal production...

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India’s Nalco Pressured Against Value Addition: Mines Minister

The domestic market has been the biggest obstacle facing state-owned National Aluminium Co. Ltd (Nalco) in its effort to transition into greater value addition for its alumina, India’s Union Minister of Energy, Coal, Mines and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal told an audience on Friday. According to Goyal, the Central PSU exports most of […]

Aditya Birla Subsidiary Improves Farmers’ Lives in Odisha

Aditya Birla’s Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) is spearheading an initiative to promote agriculture in Eastern India’s state of Odisha. According to a report, around two-thirds of India’s rural population depend on agriculture for their livelihood, but the country’s agricultural sector contributes just sixteen percent to the country’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). As a […]

Activists Objecting to Opening Odisha Bauxite Reserve to Vedanta

The Indian state of Odisha is facing opposition from environmental activists in the wake of their decision to open up bauxite reserves at Kodingamali to London-based Indian miner Vedanta Resources plc. “The issues that we fought for at Niyamgiri are also relevant for Kodingamali, a forested hill range saddled by tribal inhabitations,” said Prafulla Samantray, […]

State Government to Supply Bauxite to Vedanta Refinery in Odisha

Odisha’s state government will be supplying raw material to the Vedanta alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district from the government-owned Kodingamali bauxite mines in Koraput district. At present the state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) holds the mining lease to the bauxite mines in question. “We will make arrangements for bauxite supplies to the Vedanta […]

Nalco to Commence Construction at Damanjodi in February

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) expects to begin construction to expand its alumina refinery in Damanjodi next February, according to reports. The expansion will boost the plant’s output by one million tons per annum. The firm’s expansion would see a fifth stream added to the plant, which would raise its total output to 2.275 million […]