Hindustan Zinc receives green nod for expansion of lead-zinc ore

The production capacity will be expanded from 1.08 million tpa to two million tpa

Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, MoEF&CC, Environment clearance, Hindustan Zinc, Lead-zinc ore, Production capacity, Lead-zinc ore beneficiation, Rajasmand district, Rajpura Dariba Underground Mine, Rajasthan

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has accorded environment clearance (EC) to Hindustan Zinc for expansion in production of lead-zinc ore.

The production capacity will be expanded from 1.08 million tpa to two million tpa (total excavation 2.48 million tpa) and lead-zinc ore beneficiation from 1.2 million tpa to 2.5 million tpa from Rajpura Dariba Underground Mine located at Rajasmand district in Rajasthan.

The project will entail an investment of Rs 960 crore and the recurring cost varies at around Rs 70,621 per tonne of MIC to Rs 75,683 per tonne of MIC. The project will provide employment for 1,083 persons (251 direct employment and 831 indirect employment).

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