Demand of RINL for Iron ORE Mines
The Minister of State for Steel Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) had applied for grant of 2 (two) mining leases in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the same have been rejected by the Andhra Pradesh Government on the grounds that these two mining leases were granted to earlier applicant i.e. Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC).
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, in October, 2006, October, 2010 and November, 2010, RINL has submitted applications for Prospecting License (PL) for three iron ore reserves in the state of Andhra Pradesh. These are:
(i) Raidurg Section of Obulapuram Village in Anantapur District.
(ii) Bayyaram Reserve Forest & Motlatimmapuram Reserve Forest of Kothagudem Division, Khammam District.
(iii) Guduru reserve Forest of Warangal Sub Division, Warangal District.