MOEF Grants Environment Clearance to NINL Mining Project in Odisha

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BHUBANEWSWAR: Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India has granted Environment clearance to the Iron Ore Mining Project of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL). The mine lease of NINL, with 102 Million Ton reserve in 874.290 ha area, is located at Sundergarh and Keonjhar districts of Odisha.

MoEF has granted the environment clearance with proposed production capacity of 2.0 Million Ton Per Annum. The approval is valid for the whole life of the mines. The proposal was cleared at the 11th meeting of the reconstituted Expert Appraisal Committee for Environment Appraisal of Mining Projects of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change held on 25 October, 2016. The Forest clearance of the mining project of the Company is expected to be cleared by end of this month.

NINL is the country’s highest exporter of Pig Iron since 2004.

NINL is promoted by MMTC Ltd,  IPICOL, OMC and other government agencies, has set up an 1.1 million ton Integrated Iron and Steel plant at Kalinganagar, Duburi, Dist-Jajpur, Odisha. Presently the products are Steel Billets, Pig Iron and LAM Coke along with Nut Coke, Coke Breeze, Crude Tar, Ammonium Sulphate, Granulated Slag, etc.

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