EIA and EMP report for Jerrila block I bauxite mines, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
The Government of Andhra Pradesh having around 600 million tonnes of bauxite deposits with major reserves in the tribal areas of eastern ghats has decided to give an impetus to the mineral based industry in order to address the primary objective of upgrading the employment and income levels of the surrounding tribals. The GoAP has declared Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (APMDC) located at Hyderabad, as a nodal agency to exploit the mineral reserves. In order to meet the demand of bauxite, APMDC proposes to acquire mining leases for bauxite and supply 1.0 MTPA Alumina and 2.5 Lakh tonne to Aluminium Smelter in Andhra Pradesh to be set up by RAS-AL-KHIMAH (United Arab Emirates). APMDC proposes to exploit the minerals at the four bauxite deposits located at Blocks I, II, III and VIII at
Jerrila, near Chintapalle, in G.K. Veedhi Mandal of Vishakhapatnam district which has a total reserve of 224.60 million tonnes.