Odisha to Renew 18 Iron Ore Mine Licences: Official

Published: 04th April 2015 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2015 10:15 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: India's top iron ore producing state is likely to renew the licences of 18 iron ore mines shut since last year, a state official said, in a boost for local steel producers.

A panel of senior government officials in Odisha state has recommended the reopening of the mines, which were closed last year following a supreme court order, the state's mining director Deepak Kumar Mohanty said.

"We expect to complete the renewal process in 10 days," Mohanty said.

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