|PRODUCTION OF MINERALS IN ODISHA IN MILLION TONNES|
Mines and minerals constitute a fundamental component of nation’s resources and economic base. The rich reserves of minerals in Odisha have led to establishment of several mineral based industries in Odisha, which include Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), aluminium plants by INDAL and National Aluminium Company (NALCO), three charge chrome plants at Brahmanipal, Bhadrak and Choudwar by Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), Ferro Alloys Corporation (FACOR) and Indian Charge Chrome Ltd. (ICCL). At Theruvalli in Rayagada district, Indian Metals and Ferro-Alloys (IMFA) has set up a plant for production of charge chrome / ferro chrome. The other important mineral based industries established include two sponge iron plants in Keonjhar district, a refractory in Dhenkanal district and mineral sands separation and synthetic rutile plants of Indian Rare Earth Ltd. at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district. Several cement plants have been set up in the State and four coal based thermal power plants have been set up at Talcher, Kaniha, Ib Valley and Banharpalli.In addition NALCO, RSP, ICCL, INDAL etc. have set up their own coal based captive power plants.
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