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Odisha Mining Deal May Lead to Bauxite Stream for Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Refinery

Odisha Mining Deal May Lead to Bauxite Stream for Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Refinery

London’s Vedanta Resources plc’s project in Odisha may have won some breathing room as the state’s government has sealed a deal to allow state-owned firm Odisha Mining Corporation to access the bauxite reserves in Kodingamali bauxite mines. Vedanta has had difficulty obtaining...

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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 […]

Nalco Wins Mining Lease at Pottangi Bauxite Mines

India’s National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), announced today that it has been granted a mining lease for Odisha’s Pottangi Bauxite Mines, which is close in proximity to the firm’s 2.275 million metric ton alumina refinery. The lease, which is issued by Odisha’s Department of Steel & Mines, covers an area of about 4,295 acres for a […]