BALCO has two captive Bauxite mines in Chhattisgarh state - one at Mainpat with capacity 7,50,000 TPA & another at Bodai Daldali (Kawardha) with capacity of 12,50,000 TPA and a Coal mine at Chotia with capacity of 1 MTPA.
Both the Bauxite mines are situated at an elevated plateau; the area is flat and covered with soil / lateritic boulders. The Bauxite ore is available as pocket deposit with 1.5 metre average thickness and is normally available below 3 - 5 metres from ground level.
Chotia Coal mine located in Hasdeo Arand coal field in the state of Chhattisgarh, was originally allocated to M/s Prakash Industries Limited (PIL) in the year 2003. BALCO has participated in the e-auction conducted by the Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal and on winning the bid, Chotia Coal mine has been vested with BALCO vide vesting order no. 104/11/2015/NA dated 23rd March 2015.
Chotia Coal Mine consists of two sub-blocks namely Chotia I and Chotia II.