Manganese Ore India to expand Balaghat ore mine located in Village(s) Bharveli, Hirapur, Manegaon, Manjhara, Awalajhari and Tawejhari in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. The project involves expansion of production of manganese ore from 0.3 million tonnes per annum (million TPA) to 0.5million TPA and setting up of a beneficiation plant with a capacity of 0.5million TPA through put. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 352 million. It may be noted, Ghisri Nadi and the Wainganga River are flowing in the buffer zone of the mine at distance of 3.5km and 6km respectively from the mine lease boundary.