SOME BASIC FIGURES ON BAUXITE MINING


"India's reserves account for 7.5% of the world's total deposits; however, the aluminium capacity is only 3%, indicating the scope and need for new capacities in the country."

NALCO is India's largest bauxite mining and alumina smelting company, based primarily out of Damanjodi (Orissa).  As of 2004, NALCO was expanding bauxite production to 2.5 Mt (million tonnes) per year.  India's other major producers are Hindalco (Birla group), INDAL (owned mainly by Hindalco), BALCO (Sterlite), and MALCO (Madras Aluminium Company). 

Source: "MBendi Profile: India - Mining: Bauxite Mining", accessible here.  Last accessed in June 2007.