Proceedings of public hearing held on 10.06.09 at 10.30 am
for the proposed project of Tailangi-a chromite mines of
m/s. idcol ferrochrome & alloys ltd. for enhancement of
production of chrome ore erom 0.6 ltpa to 1.4 ltpa over an
area of 65.683 ha & benification plant capacity of 1.15 ltpa at

Tailangi chromite mines building, Jajpur.

Proceedings of the Public Hearing of M/S Vedanta Aluminium Limited for its expansion of Alumina Refinery from 1.0 MTPA to 6 .0 MTPA on 25.04.2009 at Village Belemba (Opposite Val Switch Yard), Lanjigarh, District Kalahandi.

Proceeding of the public consultation held on 27.2.2009 at
Gopinathpur jungle village of Chhendipada tahasil of Angul
district for environmental appraisal of Radhikapur East
(including utkal-f) opencast coal project of M/S Tata Sponge
Iron Limited.
The Project Director, DRDA invited the public to deliver their views on the

Orissa accounts for about 98% of the total proved chromite (chromium ore)reserves of the country, of which about 97% occur in the Sukinda Valley, over an area covering approximately 200 sq. km., in the Jajpur district. Presently there are 14 chromite mines operating in Sukinda. Out of these, one mine, Mahagiri Chromite Mines (IMFA) has started its operation of mining lumpy

M/s Vedanta Aluminium Limited has established a refinery plant of capacity to produce 1 MTPA aluminia. The plant comprises of two alumina production streams of capacity 0.5 MTPA each and three steam generation plants. The steam generation plants not only cater the requirement of steam for production of Alumina from bauxite by also electricity of 75 MW is generated for plant uses.

The industry has not taken adequate steps on the problems identified by the Board Officials during their visit to the industry from 2nd to 4th, Nov., 2007. It has also not complied to the points specified in Show Cause Notice and Directions issued by the Board. Some more problems like seepage/leakage from Dirty Water Pond, adjacent to Vanshadhara River have been identified.