MOIL gets Environmental Clearance for Capacity Expansion of its Ukwa Manganese Mines in MP
After operational total capacity of the mines to touch 2.35 lakh tonnes/annum
Biznextindia: Public sector ManganeseOre miner, MOIL has accorded Environmental Clearance for expansion of its Ukwa Manganese mines in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. The company has got the EC in an area of 48.974 hectares for additional production capacity of 1,20,000 tonnes per annum.
After the environmental clearance, total production capacity of Ukwa block will be 2,35,000 tonnes per annum.
This area is adjacent to Ukwa mine of the Company. Total reserve of this new lease area is estimated at 3.8 Million tons. The current capacity of the already operational Ukwa underground mines is 1,15,000 tonnes per annum.
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 ore body and production during 2020.