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Proposed 10 million iron ore pellet plant in Rajasthan moving at snail’s pace

Steel News - Published on Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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DNA reported that the proposed INR 800 crore 10 million tonnes per annum iron ore beneficiation and pellet plant at Pur village in Bhilwara district is moving at a snail’s pace. The Rajasthan government in the year 2012 had decided as a policy to grant the mining licence of low grade iron ore in Bhilwara to the Union government’s public sector unit. After this decision, the Union ministry of mines and steel asked the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd to set up the plant and secure the mining licence. But, even after five years, the RNIL has not been able to submit its mining plan to the state government.

The RINL has appointed consultants for all work relating to the mining of iron ore in 2013. The consultants were required to submit their report in 42 months. But the RNIL has not been able to submit its mining plan after which the environmental clearance would be required. The state mining department has sent several reminders, but the RNIL was slow in responding to it. Yet, the state government did not allot the earmarked mining area to other private steel manufacturing company.

The estimated iron ore reserve at the Bhilwara mine is pegged at 320 million tonnes and the Rajasthan government was keen to allot one mine to the RINL.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 11 Aug 2017
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