Iron Ore Mine
The mine is located at Megalahalli, Tanigehalli and Chowdenahalli villages of Chitradurga district under Neruthadi Reserve Forest. Mining operation started manually during 1970’s and subsequently the lease was renewed over an area of 42.60 hectares at the time of first renewal during the year 1997. During those days M/s. MMTC and M/s. VISL, Bhadravati, were the only buyers purchasing high grade Iron ore lumps from this area. Mining lease over an area of 42.13 hectares is valid till the year 2027 and the mine is certified under ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015.
In order to modernize and to carryout scientific & eco friendly mining, the mining operations were mechanised in late nineties. Mine is being operated after obtaining all statutory clearances. Environmental Clearance has been obtained for production capacity of 1.5 MMTPA. The mine is being worked by opencast method with shovel dumper combination. We produce high grade iron ore lumps suitable for blast furnace & sponge iron kiln; iron ore fines are suitable for pellet manufacture & sinter process. We have a exclusive public Railway siding to meet the logistic support for different customers. We take care of our surrounding environment by implementing numerous air, water, noise, etc., pollution mitigative measures. We have won number of awards / prizes in the area of environment protection as well as in safety in the competitions held from time to time. Latest addition is “Misrilall Jain Environment Award” instituted by FIMI for the year 2015-16.