MOIL has received environmental clearance for manganese ore mine in an area of 48.974 hectares for additional production capacity of 1,20,000 tonnes per annum.
MOIL is operating underground manganese ore mine at Ukwa in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. The present capacity (EC limit) of this mine is 1,15,000 tonnes per annum.
The area is adjacent to Ukwa mine of theCompany. Total reserve of this new lease area is estimated at 3.8 Million tons.
Mining operations will be carried out through underground mining method and necessary steps shall be taken to approach the ore body as early as possible. However, it is expected to touch orebody and production during 2020.
Following the environmental clearance, total production capacity of Ukwa block will be 2,35,000 tonnes per annum.
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