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NMDC contributes Rs.60 Lakh to Ballari District Administration to support the fight against COVID-19

Hyderabad, 3rd April, 2020: Donimalai Iron Ore Mines, run by India’s largest producer of Iron Ore, NMDC Limited today contributed Rs. 60 lakhs to the District Administration, Ballari for implementation of improved treatment and preventive measures at the District Hospital, Ballari which has been converted as a designated COVID-19 Hospital.

Shri Sanjeev Sahi, General Manager, Donimalai Iron Ore Mine handed over a cheque of Rs.60 lakhs to Shri S S Nakul, IAS, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Ballari in the presence of Shri BN Dash, JGM (Fin), Shri Josey Thomas, DGM (Per) CSR and Shri S K Bansod, DGM (Per) of NMDC Limited, Donimalai Complex on 03rd April 2020.

The contributed amount will be used for meeting the expenditure in setting up of more isolation centres at Ballari and also to procure material such as Rexine beds, pillows and disposable bed sheets and also for extension of oxygen line in District Hospital and TB sanitorium.



Keeping in mind of the spread of CORONA virus in India, NMDC as a socially aware and responsible PSE has already paid RS. 150 Cr to PMCARESFUND and also rolled out various preventive measures towards the fight against COVID-19. NMDC has taken up sanitation drive in residential areas, public buildings, market places, Hospital, RO plants, etc., at Donimalai township, Ballari. Highlighting the concern, NMDC’s Donimalai project team is also working towards raising awareness among the local villagers. Also, the most modern mist fogging decontamination drive has been started in the townships and surrounding villages of the project on a regular basis.

About NMDC: NMDC Ltd., a Navratna PSE under Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India is the single largest producer of iron ore in India. NMDC owns and operates highly mechanized iron ore mines in CG & Karnataka. NMDC is considered to be one of the top low-cost producers of iron ore in the world. It also operates the only mechanized diamond mine in India at Panna, MP. The company is diversifying into steel making and has undertaken several capital-intensive projects to modernise and increase capacities to retain its domestic leadership and has also forayed overseas successfully.

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