Integrated pellet manufacturing plant with a capacity of 1 million tons per annum at Village Basantpur in Keonjhar district of Odisha has been delayed. The project is now expected to be commissioned by October 2014. However, reasons for delay in executing the project are not known. The project is being implemented by Pro Minerals Private Limited, a Dalmia group company.
Along with pellet manufacturing unit, 20 MW captive power unit is also planned. However, CPP is unlikely to be commissioned by October and as such the pellet unit may have to source its power needs from outside sources. However, PMPL has already commissioned an Iron ore Beneficiation plant in January 2014.