Earlier, excavators or backhoe buckets were used to remove the top layer of the road where the excavated material would go waste. Over the years, new inventions like compact planers have enabled milling techniques, which reuse the milled material
New power generation capacity in the current Eleventh Plan period is set to double despite hiccups that are causing targets to be missed.By the end of the plan, which will be in March 2012, power capacity addition will be about 2.5 times of the earlier plan even though it will be only 63 percent of the planned target.
A study by Avendus, a research company, expects domestic consumption of low-grade iron ore fines to increase from 43.3 mn tonne in 2008-09 to 70 mn tonne by 2012, and to 100 mn tonne by 2015, mainly due to the potential increase in pelletisation and sintering capacities over the next three years.
OCL plans to raise $40 mn for investments in a 1.35 mtpa cement plant at Medinipur in West Bengal. The project will be located at village Kulapachuria, Salboni sub-division and is expected to take 27 months to construct and thus be operational by January 2014. It will utilise clinker from OCL's existing cement plant at Rajgangpur in Orissa.