JSW begins mining operation at Nuagaon Iron Ore mines in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Sajjan Jindal Controlled JSW Steel on Saturday begun operation at its Nuagaon Iron Ore mines in Keonjhar District of Odisha.

A ‘Bhumi Puja’ was conducted on the occasion which was attended by Sajjan Jindal, his younger brother and JSPL chief Naveen Jindal, their sons and his Mining Developer and Operator Thriveni Group chief B.Prabhakaran.

JSW has bagged 4 Iron Ore mines -Nuagaon, Narayanposhi, Jajang and Gonua during the auction conducted by the Odisha government in February. Among the four mines, Nuagaon is the biggest mine with estimated Iron Ore reserve of 790 million tonnes.

These Iron Ore blocks will provide adequate iron ore supply to 12 MTPA project planned at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district, the same site South Korean Steel major POSCO had abandoned few years back.

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