BALCO was incorporated in year 1965 as the first Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) in India and since then it has been closely associated with the Indian Industrial Growth, in a pivotal role. In 2001 Govt. of India disinvested 51% shares of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) to Sterlite Industries Limited a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited.


  • Government of India (GoI) divested 51% equity in the year 2001 in favour of Sterlite Industries (I) Limited. Remaining 49% is with GoI.
  • Superior Quality and Craftsmanship
  • BALCO is playing a crucial role in introducing Aluminium as a potential alternative to other metals like Steel in construction, and Copper in power transmission industry.
  • Major operations of BALCO are in the town of Korba (Chhattisgarh), whereas its mines supplying high grade Bauxite are situated at Kawardha and Mainpat.
  • The smelter capacity (installed capacity 100 KTPA), based on Soderberg Process, is being revamped to produce 345 KTPA through modern Prebake Technology.
  • After disinvestment, a smelter of capacity 245 KTPA has been established in the year 2004.
  • The smelter plants are being supported by uninterrupted power supply through Captive Power Plants - 270 MW at Jamnipali, Korba and 540 MW at smelter site.
  • New power plant with rated capacity of 1200 MW. Commence its operation from 2016.
  • Finishing lines are capable of producing high quality Ingots, Wire Rods, Busbars and Rolled products.

Several FIRSTS to its credit in India

  • First integrated Aluminium Industry
  • First to have Captive Power Plant
  • First to venture into + 300 kA Prebake pots
  • First to produce Alloy Rods for conductors used in power transmission industry
  • First to roll material for Aerospace in the Country
  • First to produce largest Billet of diameter – 800 mm, length - 6 mt
  • First to set up the widest Hot Rolling Mill