Manganese Ore: At present, MOIL operates 10 mines six located in the Nagpur and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra and four in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. All these mines are about a century old. Excepting three, rest of the mines are worked through underground method. The Balaghat Mine is the largest mine of the Company which produces one of the best quality manganese ore in the country is also the deepest underground manganese mine in Asia.
The mine has now reached a depth of over 500 meters from the surface. Dongri Buzurg Mine located in the Bhandara district of Maharashtra is the largest opencast mine that produces manganese dioxide ore used by dry battery industry. This ore in the form of manganous oxide is used as micro-nutrient for cattle feed and fertilizers. MOIL fulfills about 70% of the total requirement of dioxide ore in India. The total production of manganese ore from all the mines constitutes about 65% of requirement of the country. At present, the annual production is around 0.9 million tonnes which is expected to grow in the coming years.
We are also importer of Maganese ore from South Africa