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NALCO asked to increase aluminium manufacturing capacity to 20 lakh tonne

Updated: October 6, 2016 3:37 pm

The National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO), a public sector unit under the Ministry of Mines, has been asked to raise its aluminium smelter capacity to at least 20 lakh tonne to ensure more of the mineral is utilised within the country instead of being exported. “I have asked NALCO to prepare a prospective future plan raise capacity to 20 lakh tonne from the present 4.6 lakh tonne…NALCO has been exporting alumina for several years while the country keeps importing the mineral. We must utilise the mineral within the country to overcome such a scenario,” said Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mines, Coal, Power and New & Renewable Energy at the sidelines of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Sustainability Summit.

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