National Aluminium Co (Nalco) is setting up its second wind power project of 50 MW capacity in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan at a cost of around Rs 190 crore. The public sector firm, which placed an order for the Rajasthan project to Gamesa, expects to operationalise the plant in the next seven months. The company's first wind power plant, of 50 MW capacity, at Gandikota in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh was commissioned recently.
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