BHUBANESWAR, India Aug 9 India's Tata Steel Ltd
has shut down one of its ferro alloys plants in the
eastern Indian state of Odisha due to a raw material shortage
linked to the suspension of a mining license, the company said
in a statement late on Friday.
Tata Steel sourced ore for the 50,000 tonne-per-year
Bamnipal plant from its captive chromite mine in Sukinda,
operations of which were suspended in May.
The plant was run with available inventory before being shut
on Aug. 4. The suspension of operations at Sukinda and Bamnipal
would mean more than 6,000 job cuts, the company said.
(Reporting by Jatindra Dash in Bhubaneswar and Aman Shah in
Mumbai; Editing by Robert Birsel)