Exploration for iron ore is to be carried out at Devapan Dongar Iron -Manganese Ore Mine located at village Caurem in Quepem taluk in South district of Goa. The proposed rated capacity of the mine is at 0.30 mtpa from a mineable reserves of 5.99 mt. The project cost is estimated at Rs. 50 million. The mining will be of open cast mechanized without any drilling or blasting.