Rampura Agucha Mine
Rampura Agucha Mine
How Hindustan Zinc Ltd is leading the way with the highest
Safety Standards for mining in India
RAMPURA AGUCHA MINE
View of RAM pit from the
south. The SSR-X system is
located on the footwall (east)
LEAD-ZINC RESERVES: GroundProbe’s SSRX at View of RAM pit from the to monitor the hanging wall
63.56 MILLION TONNES Rampura Agucha Mine
Dispatch tower (north). (west wall).
5 MILLION TPA
with Rampura The Rampura Agucha Mine (RAM) is situated 220 kilometres south-west of Jaipur, in
Agucha’s the district of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India. It is a world class zinc-lead deposit, owned
policy of by Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Vedanta Resources Plc, with an estimated geological reserve
of 107.33 million metric tonnes.
of slope Hindustan Zinc Ltd is the only integrated zinc producer in India. It operates three
hazards. underground mines and one open cast mine, Rampura Agucha Mine, which is
considered one of the most cost-efficient zinc mines in the world. It has rich ore grade
This also which allows the mine a high recovery and overall low cost of production. The mine
was commissioned in 1991 for the designed capacity of 0.9 Mtpa ore production and
its beneficiation. Eight years later it expanded to 1.35Mtpa and more recently, in 2005
and 2007, its capacity was further enhanced to 3.75Mtpa and 5Mtpa, respectively.
profitability by Shortly it is poised for further expansion to 6Mtpa in 2010-11.
recovery, Sustainable development and safety management is an integral part of Hindustan
decreasing cost Zinc’s business philosophy and is committed to continue to improve its performance in
of production line with their HSE & social policy. After comparing the different slope monitoring
and closely instruments, RAM opted for the Slope Stability Radar (SSR) as a commitment by
managing risk. management to safety of its people and the mine.
Rampura Agucha is the first mine in India to use Slope Stability Radar for
Rampura improvement in its productivity and safety. “RAM is proud to be the first mine in India
Agucha is the to have an SSR on site, especially because the SSR goes hand-in-hand with RAM’s
first mine in policy of minimisation of slope hazards. Utilising the SSR fits perfectly with the
India to adopt company’s culture of always being one step ahead in safety and production”, says Mr.
R. R. Kumar, General Manager, Rampura Agucha Mine.
Thank you to the management of Rampura Agucha for allowing the opportunity to produce this document.
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