Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 June 2016
News updated at 10:56 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.2°C
Min : 20.8°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

India's third uranium mining unit at Gogi

Last updated: 13 May, 2010
Srinivas Sirnoorkar, Gulbarga, May 13, DHNS:

The Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), a Government of India enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy is all set to start the long-awaited uranium mining at Gogi in Shahapur taluk of Yadgir district.

After having successfully carried out a series of field trails the UCIL has now come to the final stage and the uranium processing unit will be established at the nearby Diggi village.

Based on positive results of exploration activities performed near Gogi, UCIL has prepared a feasibility report and has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking clearnace for putting up a 500-TPD (tonnes per day) mine and a uranium processing unit, UCIL Executive Director N M Bahl has stated in a communication to Ramannagouda Kollur, a resident of Gogi.

The actual mining and processing of uranium is likely to start in about two years after completing all the formalities. Uranium deposits sufficient for mining for a period of 15 years are available in Gogi. In future, UCIL plans to utilise the uranium deposits in the Bhima belt from Sedam in Gulbarga to Muddebihal in Bijapur.

Unit to cost 550 crore

The Gogi unit, estimated to cost Rs 550 crore, is expected to make the country self-sufficient in uranium. The clearances from the State and the Central governments are expected to be obtained in October this year. Gogi uranium unit is the third in the country, after Jadugudd in Jharkhand and Pulivendula in Andhra Pradesh.

Rich uranium deposits have been found in the Gogi belt covering the villages of  Gogi, Ukkinal, Darshanapur in Shahapur taluk, and Thinthini and other places in Surapur taluk. Uranium processed here will be used for defence and power generation purpose.

The UCIL has sent a proposal for acquiring 200 acres of land of Saidapur and Umaradoddi villages and 4 (1) notification has already been issued. The site surrounded by hillocks on three sides is stated to be ideal for processing. In Gogi village trial mining has been done in an area of 4.27 acres.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523