To ensure & meet the iron ore requirements of the end-use-industries, the State Government with the approval of Ministry of Mines, Government of India, vide letter no.16/71/2020-MVI, dated 05.01.2021, reserved Rengalbeda (NE) Iron Ore Block over an area of 24.203 hectares in Barbil Tahasil, Keonjhar District in favour of OMECL, under section 17A (2) of MMDR Act 1957 vide Notification No. 946/SM, Bhubaneswar, dated 28.01.2021 by Department of Steel & Mines, Odisha.
Further, Government in Steel & Mines, Government of Odisha issued letter of Intent vide Letter No: 2215/SM, Bhubaneswar, dated 26.02.2021 to Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (OMECL) for grant of Mining Lease for Rengalbeda (NE) Iron Ore Block over an area of 24.203 hectares in villages Nuagaon and Gandhalpada under Barbil_Tahasil, Keonjhar District of Odisha State, for a period of 50 years.
Mining Plan has been approved by IBM, Bhubaneswar vide letter no. MP/A/43-ORI/BHU/2020-21/66, dated 09.04.2021.- Environmental Clearance & Forest Clearance both are under progress.