GMDC sets strategic capital investment plan to propel innovation and sustainable growth

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The Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) has officially declared a significant capital outlay of INR 3,041 Crore for the fiscal year 2025. This pivotal financial commitment underscores GMDC’s strategic vision towards fostering substantial growth and ensuring sustainable development within the mineral sector. By channeling investments into key areas, GMDC is poised to embark on a new chapter of innovation and industry leadership.

At the heart of this ambitious investment plan is a strategic allocation of INR 1,138 Crore towards the development of new lignite projects, reinforcing GMDC’s dedication to expanding its leading position in the mining operations domain. This infusion of capital is expected to enhance existing lignite projects and spawn new ventures, securing GMDC’s dominance in the sector.

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Furthermore, GMDC is setting aside INR 629 Crore to accelerate the operationalization of allocated coal blocks in Odisha. This move is integral to GMDC’s strategy to capitalize on early mine development opportunities, contributing significantly to regional industrial prosperity and bolstering the nation’s energy security.

GMDC sets strategic capital investment plan to propel innovation and sustainable growth

GMDC sets strategic capital investment plan to propel innovation and sustainable growth

 

Recognizing the burgeoning importance of critical minerals in the global economy, GMDC has earmarked INR 462 Crore for the expansion and modernization of its metal projects. This investment focuses on the extraction and processing of rare earth elements, which are crucial for high-technology industries and national security applications.

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In a forward-thinking maneuver, GMDC is allocating INR 371 Crore towards the development of power projects, emphasizing renewable energy sources. This includes a substantial overhaul of the Akrimota Thermal Power Station (ATPS) with an investment exceeding 300 Crore. This overhaul is aimed at curtailing financial losses associated with thermal power generation and is part of GMDC’s broader strategy to transition towards a more sustainable and financially viable energy production model.

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Roopwant Singh, IAS, Managing Director of GMDC, expressed his confidence in the approved capital outlay, viewing it as a reflection of GMDC’s strong financial foundation and positive future outlook. Singh emphasized, “Our approved capital outlay for the next five years is a testament to GMDC’s robust financial health and our optimistic outlook towards the future. These investments are pivotal in our journey towards achieving long-term growth, operational excellence, and sustainability.”

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