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Bailadila Iron Ore Mines, Bacheli Complex

Commissioned: January, 1977
Average grade: +66% Fe
Balance reserves: 240.10 million tonnes (April,08)
Product: Lump-150mm +10 mm Fine-10 mm
CLO: 10mm to 40mm
Capacity: 6 million tonnes of ROM ore/year
Port of Export: Vizag outer harbour. Capable of handling ships upto 1,30,000 DWT
Rail Link to Vizag: 471 Kms.
No. Of Employees: 1440  (as on 30/06/2021)

  • DPR was prepared by NMDC
  • Built with largely indigenous know-how and equipment
  • Has the biggest indigenously built gyratory crusher (60" x 89")
  • Longest conveyor system in mining in India with a single downhill conveyor of 2.5 km length passing through 2.2 km long tunnel with a gradient of 50 which was driven from both ends through difficult terrain and strata.
  • A highly mechanised wet screening plant and facilities for stacking, reclaiming and loading (2500 t/ hour) of lump ore into railway wagons.

In 1987 mechanised handling system of reclamation and wagon loading of fine ore with a capacity of 2.8 million tonnes per annum was also added to meet the increasing demand of fines in the steel industry. IS0 9001:2000 certification awarded in February 2001.

Bailadila Deposit - 10 & 11A

Commissioned: Feburary, 2003
Average Grade: + 65 % Fe
Present Reserves:
(As on 01/04/2008)
Dep 10(NB) 41.95 million tonnes
Dep 10(SB) 162.77 million tonnes
Dep 11A 26.29 million tonnes
Dep 11B 114.90 million tonnes
Product: Lump -150 - +10mm; Fines -10 mm
Capacity: 5 million tonnes of ROM per annum
Rail Link to Vizag: 471 Kms
Certification: SO 9001:2000