India’s sole integrated copper producer, Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) will develop a greenfield copper deposit in Malanjkhand in central state of Madhya Pradesh aiming to produce 500,000 tons of copper ore per year and commence production later this year.

The project will also incorporate HCL’s new waste management system wherein it would extract minerals and materials from copper ore tails (COT) from waste generated by beneficiation at its Malanjkhand mines. The COT plant will have a capacity of 3.3 million ton per year.

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