ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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of basic inputs. The company has applied with the Orissa state government for mining and leases of manganese and chrome ores. The proposal for chrome ore mining has been considered favourably and the central government has allocated 21-48 million tonnes of chrome deposits in Sukinda area. However, the state government has recommended only to the extent of 50 per cent of the area approved by the central government. The proposal for manganese ore mining is also under active consideration by the state government.

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