NALCO has dedicated 100.80 MW of wind power plants to the Nation. Jual Oram, Minister for Tribal Affairs and Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, were present on the occasion at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
NALCO plans to set up a new greenfield smelter in Odisha at Kamakhyanagar. The site is close to where NALCO is teaming up with NTPC for setting up a 2,400 MW coal-fired power station. The power project, estimated to cost Rs 14,000 crore, will be implemented by a joint venture company NTPC-Nalco Power Company.
Ansuman Das, Chairman and Managing Director of National Aluminium Co (NALCO) said the firm would
apply for a temporary permit to resume bauxite mining
at Panchpatmali mine in the Koraput district of Odisha. The mining lease expired recently and following this the firm suspended operations at the mine in eastern India, which is its only bauxite mine