NALCO gets govt’s green nod for expansion

National Aluminium Company Limited, popularly NALCO, has received green nod for its third phase expansion of the alumina refinery complex in Koratpur district, Odisha. The facility will come up at a cost of Rs 4,357.20 crore.

According to a PTI report, the proposal is to set up fifth stream with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as well as steam-cum co- generation power plant (SPP) of 18.5 MW capacity.

“The Environment Ministry has given environment clearance for the third phase expansion of NALCO in Odisha with some specific conditions,” a senior government official was quoted as saying.

The project requires 25.09 hectare of land, which the company already has under its possession. Bauxite, the ore required for the plant will be sourced from NALCO’s own Panchpatmali mines.

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