ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Iron Ore Needs Perspective Planning

Iron Ore Needs Perspective Planning D C Kale THE export of iron ore is a major factor in India's foreign trade. Iron ore mining and export, however, have not developed as systematically as one could wish. The industry has had to meet the twin demands of exports and the local steel plants. The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has recently published a study which makes the point that there is enough iron ore in the country to last for centuries and suggests that, therefore, intensive efforts should be made to export the maximum possible quantity of ore in the next few years. The study further recommends the export of pellets, pig iron and crude steel, until India is in a position to export semifinished and finished goods.

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