|National Mineral Development Corporation|
|The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has plan to increase production of iron ore from the present level of around 27 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) to 40 MTPA by the year 2014-15. NMDC has taken steps to increase production of iron ore to 32.5 MTPA from its mines at Kirandul and Bacheli Complex in Bailadila, Chhattisgarh and 7.5 MTPA from Donimalai and Kumarswamy mines in Donimalai Sector, Karnataka. NMDC has also formed a Joint Venture company with the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) to develop Deposit 13 & Deposit 4 Mine in Bailadila Sector with capacity of 10 MTPA and 7 MTPA iron ore respectively.|
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, NMDC and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24.05.2012 for setting up projects for pipeline transport of iron ore concentrate from Jagadalpur, Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and setting up filtration plant and pellet plant at Visakhapatnam. A working group involving representatives from NMDC and RINL has been formed for taking necessary action in this regard.