Question : PRODUCTION OF ALUMINIUM AT NALCO



(a) the installed capacity of production of Aluminium of the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO);

(b) the extent of capacity utilised during the last three years;

(c) the target of production of aluminium fixed and achieved by NALCO during the above period; and

(d) the steps taken by NALCO to increase its production and export?

Answer given by the minister

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF MINES (SHRI JAYSINGRAO GAIKWAD PATIL)

(a), (b) & (c) The installed capacity, capacity utilization, target of production fixed and achieved of aluminium of NALCO during the last three years are as under:-

							(figures in Metric Tonnes)

Year Installed capacity Target Production(utilisation capacity)
1998-99 2,30,000 2,18,000 1,46,206 ( 63.56%) 1999-2000 2,30,000 2,18,000 2,12,663 ( 92.46%) 2000-2001 2,30,000 2,18,000 2,30,516 (100.22%)



(d) In order to increase its production and export , NALCO is presently implementing its expansion programme which will increase its metal production capacity from 2,30,000 to 3,45,000 Metric Tonnes. The project is to be completed by May, 2002. The export of Aluminium has increased in the year 2000-2001 to 1,18,869 MT from 95,185 MT in the year 1999-2000.