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BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Friday announced in the Assembly that Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) will be provided laterite deposits to run its plant at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.
“The State Government has decided to provide laterite stone mines to Vedanta which requires bauxite for its refinery at Lanjigarh,” Minister of State for Steel and Mines Prafulla Kumar Mallik said while replying to a question from Chandrasekhar Majhi (Cong).
The Minister said VAL has been asked to sign an agreement with the Government to go ahead with exploration of laterite stone mines. He said the company would use technology for conversion of the mineral to bauxite for its plant. Laterites are soil types rich in iron and aluminium, formed in hot and wet tropical areas.
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