Union Minister of Defence, Finance &Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley has handed over the key and document of BD475-1 Ripper Dozer to Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO in a ceremony on 26.08.2017 held at BEML KGF Complex, Kolar Gold Fields.
NALCO is implementing modernization of its Bauxite Mines and taking initiative in raising its productivity. During FY 2016-17, NALCO has achieved 100% of its capacity utilization in its Bauxite Mines, Damanjodi. With a view to obviating detonating and blasting for mining of bauxite, NALCO is introducing heavy ripper dozers. BD 475-1 generation of ripper dozer is unique of its kind and with high productivity, low fuel consumption, excellent manoeuvrability & stability. The giant Ripper Dozers, which were imported earlier, will now be available in India with 80% Indigenous equipment. Thus it will carry ‘Make in India’ campaign ahead. This Dozer will prevent vibration, noise and dust pollution associated with blasting for mining of Bauxite.
Dr.Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO has informed that NALCO always select technologies which are environment friendly.