Bhubaneswar: Mines minister Prafulla Mallick on Wednesday said the Odisha government has decided to provide bauxite to Vedanta’s Lanjigarh alumina factory from the Kodingamali mines in Koraput through Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).
Briefing newsmen here today, the Mines minister, said, “OMC has got the mining lease of Kodingamali mines located in Koraput. We will provide bauxite to Vedanta from the mines once production starts.”
“We will also expedite the mines auction process in the state. Five mines – four limestone mines and one manganese mines – will be auctioned by the end of August or September first,” Mallick said.
The five mines that would go under the hammer are located at Kotameta and Usakalabhagu in Malkangiri district, one in Garamara in Nuapada district, Jampali in Bargarh distirct and a manganese mine at Lasarda Pacheri in Keonjhar district.