Puntambekar Minerals to expand its bauxite ore mine at Baveli in in Radhanagari & Gaganbawada Taluks in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The proposal is for Bauxite ore mining at rated capacity of 0.21 MTPA. The mineable reserves of the ore are estimated as 3.65 MT. Life of the mine at proposed rate of production is estimated around 17 years. Method of mining will be open cast semi-mechanized involving drilling and controlled blasting. It may be noted, The Dhamni River flows at a distance of 2.2 km from the lease and Bhagawati River at 4.56 km from the lease. Tulshi Dam is at 2.4 km from the lease and Radhanagari Dam is at 5.1 km from the lease. Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of 3 km, Baveli Reserved Forest is at a distance of 0.15 km and Radhanagri Reserved Forest is at a distance of 3.73 km from the lease.