Committee recommends 3 mega aluminium projects in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar, Jul 28 (UNI) The Single Window Committee of the Orissa government today recommended for clearance of three mega Alumina and Aluminium projects worth over Rs 42,000 crore.

The committee, held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Ajit Kumar Tripathy, referred the three projects to the High Level Clearance Body.

Mr Tripathy told newspersons here that the Committee recommended the proposal of joint venture of Dubal Aluminium Company and L&T's proposal to set up a 3 million ton Alumina Plant, a 0.44 Aluminium plant and a 1088 MW capacity power plant at a cost of Rs19,668 crore.

While Kusumsila near Rayagada has been tentatively choosen as the site for the Alumina plant,the Aluminium and the Captive Power plant would be set up in Jharsuguda. The project is estimated to generate a revenue of Rs 290 to 300 crore per annum and create direct and indirect employment opportunities for 11,110 people.

The committee also cleared the NALCO's proposal to set up a .5 million ton per annum smelter plant at Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda at an estimated cost of Rs 16,345 crore and a 1260 MW captive power plant.

The plant, the Chief Secretary said would create direct employment opportunities for 3200 and indirect employment potential for 6,400 people. The project, he said, is expected to generate an estimated annual revenue of Rs 250 to Rs 300 crore.

The RSB Metal Tech Private Limited, a leading auto parts manufacturing company, has proposed to set up an Alumina plant at Rayagada, a smelter plant and a Captive Power plant at Muktaposi near Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal distrct at an estimated cost of Rs 6800 crore.

The plant would produce 0.71 million ton alumina, 0.175 million ton aluminium per annum and generate 450 MW of power. In addition to it, the company also planned to produce 0.2 million ton of special grade alumina and down stream industries to create direct employment potential for 3250 and indirect employment for 3,850 people.

The plant, Mr Tripathy said is expected to generate Rs 140 to 150 crore revenue per annum.

The Single Window committee cleared the proposal of Bajaj Steel and Industries to set up a Ferro Manganese and Silico Manganese plant at Somanathpur in Balasore district at an estimated cost of Rs 98 crore.

The project is estimated to generate a revenue of Rs 20 crore per annum and create employment opportunities for 273 people, the Chief Secretary said.

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