Tata Steel has proposed expansion of its iron ore mine in dist. Keonjhar, Odisha. It has sought permission for diversion of 199.1 hectare of forest land, including 2.2 hectare for safety zone, for iron ore mining and allied activities in Katamani mines in Deojhar and Thakurani Reserved Forest, Keonjhar. Total cost of expansion of Katamani iron ore mine project is estimated at Rs 45 crore up to production level of 5 MTPA. The Centre's green panel has given clearance for the proposal.
Extracted from ET, Apr 07,’16