Hindustan Copper Re-opened Kendadih Mine
Kendadih Copper Mine of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) located at Ghatsila, Jharkhand, was closed in February 2000 due to economic reasons. Since then, considering the favourable market conditions, the Company has reworked the mine business plan. After obtaining all the statutory clearances like Environment and Forest clearances including execution of mining lease deed from Central and State Governments it has re-opened the mine on 11th November 2017.
The Company, after completing de-watering activity and installation and commissioning of the entire mining infrastructure has started mining activities.
Shri Mahato Hon'ble MP and Shri Tudu, Hon'ble MLA congratulated the Management of HCL for initiating the actions for re-opening of the Kendadih mine and hoped that Rakha, the other closed mine in the vicinity will be reopened soon. Shri Santosh Sharma, CMD HCL elaborated on the plan for re-opening and development of a new mine in the area. The mine (after completion of mine development activities) is expected to produce 2.25 lakhs MT of copper ore annually.