Since its inception, Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO) has played a key role in making aluminium a major metal for countless uses in the India aluminium industry.
BALCO plays a key role in incorporating aluminium in the manufacturing industry as a prospective alternative to other metals such as steel and copper. The Aluminium Industry-first incorporated. The largest Hot Rolling Mill is first set up. Since its creation, BALCO has played a key role in making aluminium a leader in the aluminium metal industry, with a myriad use. In abrasive, ceramic and refractory sectors, alumina is also used. BALCO is a fully integrated company that produces aluminium and has 810 MW captive power plants with its captive bauxite mines, refineries, and smelters.
In Chhattisgarh, BALCO has two captive Bauxite mines, Mainpat with a capability of 7.50,000 TPA, and Bodai Daldali (Kawarda), capable of 12.50,000 TPA. Chotia has a Coal Mine of 1 MTPA.
The two mines of Bauxite are located on a higher plateau; the region is flat and surrounded by soil and laterite rocks. The Bauxite ore is available as a 1.5 m thick pocket deposit and usually less than 3-5 m from the surface level.
In the year 2003, Chotia Coal Mine was initially assigned to the company M / s Prakash Industries Limited (PIL) in the Hasdeo Arand coalfield in the state of Chhattisgarh. Based on the electronic auction conducted by the nominated authority, the Ministry of the Coal and the award of an offer, BALCO vide vesting order No. 104/11/2015/NA was issued to BALCO Coal Mine dated 23rd March 2015.