GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Steel
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.447
ANSWERED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Mines Allotted To Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) in Karnataka
447. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of STEEL be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government has allotted any mine for the Kudremukh Iron OreCompany Ltd. (KIOCL) in Karnataka;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor and by when KIOCLwill be allotted with mines;
(c) whether KIOCL and Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) are jointly setting up a2 million tonnes a year capacity pellet plant at the Bokaro Steel Plant; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF STEEL AND MINES
(SHRI VISHNU DEO SAI)
(a)&(b): Ministry of Mines conveyed prior approval of the Central Government underSection 5(1) of MMDR Act, 1957 in June, 2008 for grant of mining lease for iron oreand manganese ore over an area of 116.55 hects. in Hombalagatta and Hosahallivillages of C.N.Halli Taluk, Tumkur in favour of M/s. Kudremukh Iron Ore CompanyLimited (KIOCL) for a period of 30 (thirty) years. Requisite clearances are underprocess with concerned authorities. Hence, no time frame can be indicated.
(c)&(d): Setting up of 2 MTPA capacity pellet plant at Bokaro Steel Plant is atExpression of Interest (EOI) stage.