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Construction : Project Update | February 2016 | Source : CW-India

New firm for mineral exploration

The Odisha Government has decided to float a company for mineral exploration. The firm entitled Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation will be a subsidiary company of Odisha Mining Corporation. Odisha has around 700 sq km of virgin and free hold area bearing minerals such as asbestos, bauxite, china clay, cobalt, chromite, fire clay, graphite, limestone, manganese, mineral sand, nickel, platinum group minerals (PGM), tin ore and vanadium, apart from coal and iron ore. Till now, explored mines account for around 7 per cent of the GDP of the state.

Contact: Government of Odisha.
Website: www.odisha.gov.in

 
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