Hindalco Industries has planned to commence its 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) alumina plant in the state of Orissa by January next year (2013).
A senior company executive made this declaration on May 19.
Mr. Suryakant Mishra, chief executive of Utkal Alumina International Ltd (UAIL), a completly-owned division of Hindalco, stated that the non-ferrous metals maker also anticipates beginning mining bauxite in Orrisa by October 2012,
"We are planning to commission the refinery by December end or mid-January. Mining will start by October," he said.