New Delhi, Apr 1 : National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), the largest producer of iron ore in the country, has once again surpassed the 30 million tonnes figure of production and sales for the third year consecutively.
In spite of suspension of Donimalai Mine operations for five months, no exports upto August 2018, highest rainfall in Bailadila Sector and poor off take in Karnataka in Q1, NMDC has produced 32.44 MT and sales of 32.38 MT iron ore during FY-19. During the year, NMDC’s iron ore projects have clocked their best in a single day, monthly and annual production and sales figures, according to the Steel Ministry statement on Monday.
Highest ever monthly dispatches were to the tune of 37.95 lakh tonne in March 2019 against previous best of 37.20 LT in January 2017. Highest ever single day production of 1.91 lakh tonne on March 31, 2019 against previous best of 1.63 LT on March 28 this year.
Highest ever single day dispatches of 1.42 lakh tonne were recorded on March 16, 2019 against previous best of 1.40 LT on March 4, 2018. Highest ever exploratory drilling of 16,071 metres in 2018-19 were done against previous best of 15,065 metres in 2017-18. Second highest production of diamonds of 38,033 carats was recorded after reopening of mines in 2009-10. (UNI)