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Nalco inks MoU with Ministry for Higher Production & Financial Targets

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Bhubaneswar, 18/07/2016: (By Mano Mani Singh)-Navratna CPSE National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco)  has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India regarding financial and non-  financial targets for the FY 2016-17. The MoU was signed between Shri Balvinder Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco in New Delhi  on Monday. The MoU was formulated as per the new DPE guidelines and finalized after  discussions with both Inter-Ministerial Committee as well as Ministry of Mines. As per the MoU, the target for revenue from operations, excluding excise duty, has been fixed at Rs.7100 crore. The MoU has also set higher targets for production of both  alumina and aluminium as compared to the previous fiscal. Nalco has set an annual  production target of 21.30 lakh tonnes of alumina and 3.85 lakh tonnes of aluminium. It may  be mentioned that the company had produced 19.53 lakh tonnes of alumina and 3.72 lakh tonnes of aluminium in 2015-16.Nalco has also set a Capex target of Rs.1021 crore, which includes projects  like development of Utkal D & E Coal Blocks, Wind Power Projects of 50 MW each in  Maharashtra and Rajasthan, addition of 5 th stream in the existing Alumina Refinery at  Damanjodi, Koraput, a 20 MW Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh and other modernization activities.Shri N.B. Dhal, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Shri N.R. Mohanty, Director (P&T), Nalco, Shri K.C. Samal, Director (Finance), Nalco and other senior officials  of Ministry and Nalco were present on the occasion.

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