The Bauxite blocks assigned to OMECL forms the part of East Coast Bauxite (ECB) Belt. The blocks are Keluamali, Kishanmali & Lingapadarin in Kalahandi district, Majhingamali & Nunapaimali in Rayagada district and Karnapodikonda, Chintamgundi &Tarhapani (w), in Koraput district. Detailed geological mapping and surface sampling for Keluamali and Nunapaimali block have been completed.
Forest clearances applications for core drilling of 5 of the bauxite blocks are under process. An envisaged core drilling programme consists of 10,060 m has been planned for the 5 bauxite blocks.