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Odisha Government To Put 36 Mines For Auction Soon - Mr Mallik

Mining News - Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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PTI reported that setting aside fear of iron ore shortage following lapse of mining lease of certain companies, Odisha government as saying that it has readied at least 36 mines for auction. Mr Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Odisha’s Steel and Mines minister, said that “We are aware of the fact that 24 working mines will be closed in 2020. The state government has so far readied 20 mines to go for auction.” He said that this apart, there are 16 other mines ready to go for auction. Therefore, a total of 36 mines are ready for auction in Odisha.

Mr Mallik, however, said that the efforts are on for putting the mines on auction early so that iron ore production is not hampered in the state. Odisha is the highest producer of iron ore having capaity of 55 million tonne production per annum.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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