Jindal Steel & Power to expand Bonai Tehsil iron ore mines located in village(s) Tantra, Raikela and Bandhal in Bonai Tehsil in Sundergarh district of Orissa. The proposed rated capacity of the mine is to be expanded from 2.2 million tonnes per annum (million TPA) to 3.11million TPA. It may be noted, the Sarkunda Nadi and the Kurarhi Nadi are located in the buffer zone of the mine at a distance of 5.6km South and 6km West respectively from the mine lease boundary and the Karo Karampada Elephant Corridor is reported to be located at a distance of 21.3km from the mines.
Orissa Manganese & Minerals to expand Ghatkuri Iron Ore Mines located at village Ghatkuri, Gua in West Singhbum district of Jharkhand. The proposed rated capacity of the mine is to expanded from 0.6 million TPA to 2.0 million TPA. It will use open cast mechanized mining technology and currently, the company has no plans for setting up a beneficiation plant.