Orissa Mining Corporation to expand S.G.B.K. Iron and Manganese Ore Mining Project located in Village(s) Guruda, Palsa, Siljora, Tadapani, Badakalimati, Balda and Nayagarh, Tehsil Barbil in Keonjhar district of Orissa. The proposed rated capacity of the mine is to be expanded from 1,73,000tonnes per annum(TPA)(0.173 million TPA) to 0.5 million TPA and manganese ore from 0.044 million to TPA 0.05 million TPA. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 393 million. An additional crusher of 110 TPH capacity will be setup as part of this project. Approximately 1850TPD of mineral will be transported through the road. The topography of the area is hilly at an elevation ranging from 520m-750m AMSL. The existing ground level for Siljora quarry is 670 m AMSL and the ultimate working depth will be 650m AMSL. In the Betjhar quarry, the existing ground level is at 570m AMSL and the ultimate working depth will be 548m AMSL.