Orissa may seek ban on iron ore exportsBy IANS
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
BHUBANESWAR - Mineral rich Orissa is likely to seek a ban on the export of iron ore and chrome ore from the state to meet the domestic demand, an official said Tuesday.
“The (state) government may send a proposal soon to the centre as export policy is governed by the union government,” an official of the state steel and mines department told IANS.
The department has drafted a proposal and placed it before the state Finance Minister Prafulla Ghadai and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for approval.
Once it is approved by them, we will send a formal proposal to the central government, the official said.