New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) State-owned miner NMDC today said it produced 20.8 million tonne(MT) of iron ore in April- November period of the ongoing fiscal.

The company produced 13 MT iron ore from its mines in Chhattisgarh and 7.86 MT from the mines in Karnataka, NMDC said in a filing to BSE.

NMDC also said it sold 22.4 MT iron ore during the said period.

Iron ore is the main ingredient used in making steel.

NMDC is the country’s single largest iron ore producer, producing about 30 MT of iron ore from three fully mechanised mines.

The company is involved in the exploration of wide range of minerals, including iron ore, copper, rock phosphate, lime stone, dolomite, gypsum, bentonite, magnesite, diamond, tin, tungsten, graphite, beach sands etc.

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