NMDC, incorporated in 1958 as a Government of India fully owned public enterprise, is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India.
Since inception involved in the exploration of wide range of minerals including iron ore, copper, rock phosphate, lime stone, dolomite, gypsum, bentonite, magnesite, diamond, tin, tungsten, graphite, beach sands etc.
NMDC is India's single largest iron ore producer, presently producing about 30 million tonnes of iron ore from 3 fully mechanized mines viz., Bailadila Deposit-14/11C, Bailadila Deposit-5, 10/11A (Chhattisgarh State) and Donimalai Iron Ore Mines (Karnataka State). NMDC Projects have following accreditations
Strong back up of an ISO 9001 certified R&D Centre, which has been declared as the "Centre of Excellence" in the field of mineral processing by the Expert Group of UNIDO.
Consistent profit making and dividend paying company.
NMDC has made valuable and substantial contribution to the National efforts in the mineral sector during the last five decades and has been accorded the status of schedule-A Public Sector Company. In recognition to the Company's growing status and consistent excellent performance, the Company has been categorized by the Department of Public Enterprises as "NAVRATNA" Public Sector Enterprise in 2008.
In the past, NMDC had developed many mines like Kiriburu, Meghataburu iron ore mines in Bihar , Khetri Copper deposit in Rajasthan, Kudremukh Iron Ore Mine in Karnataka, Phosphate deposit in Mussorie, some of which were later handed over to other companies in public sector and others became independent companies.
NMDC is presently producing about 20 million tonnes of iron ore from its Bailadila sector mines and 10 million tonnes from Donimalai sector mines.
NMDC is gearing itself to meet the expected increase in demand by enhancing production capabilities of existing mines and opening up new mines - Deposit -11B in Bailadila sector and Kumaraswamy in Donimalai sector. The production capability would increase to around 50 million tonnes per year in coming years.
Besides iron ore, NMDC also plans to go for other minerals like Coal, Diamond, gold etc for which NMDC is looking forward for leases / buy properties from foreign countries directly / under Special Purpose Vehicle / Joint Ventures.
NMDC is also investing in development of renewable energy resources as an environment friendly investment. A Wind mill project (10.5MW capacity) has been completed & commissioned at Karnataka.
NMDC has always shown great concern for environment protection. At all its projects care is taken in this regard by tree plantation, making tailing dams/check dams at different places.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of NMDC is deeply ingrained in its CSR philosophy right from its inception in 1958. The CSR Policy has a holistic triple bottom line approach benefitting the company and the society at large, with particular emphasis on the immediate surroundings of its Projects. It envisages the socio-economic advancement of the community and also adheres to environment-friendly operations as well as socially relevant interventions.
Over the years, NMDC has made a huge impact on the socio-economic emancipation of the people, especially in the remote villages of Bailadila, through a host of CSR initiatives in the areas of medicare, education, skill training, infrastructure, drinking water, etc., through focused interventions and also integrated development of villages.
In fact, NMDC’s way of approach for fulfilling the dreams of the local people and society through its CSR activities has not only touched the lives of thousands of people living in an around our Projects but also impressed the decision makers in the field of CSR.