Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited mines get Forest Stage-I clearance

Bhubaneswar: The Forest Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF), Govt. of India – has recommended for grant of Forest Stage-I clearance of the captive mines of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL). The captive iron ore mines of NINL is situated at Koira in the districts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar, Odisha. Earlier, the mining lease of NINL was executed on 11th January 2017 after obtaining necessary approval from the Govt. of Odisha.
The mines lease of NINL, with 102 million ton reserves, is spread over in 874 hactres area of Sundergarh and Keonjhar districts. In November, 2016, MoEF granted the environment clearance with proposed production capacity of 2.0 million ton per annum.
Subsequently, NINL will comply the stipulations therein to obtain final (Forest Stage-II) clearance following which the Kalinga Nagar based company would commence mining operations with capacity of two million ton per annum. The availability of iron ore to its own steel plant would certainly enhance the financial position of NINL and ensure further expansion of the 1.1 MT plant.

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