ADITYA LIME STONE MINE
Owner: Aditya Birla Group
Aditya Lime Stone mine is a captive Lime Stone Mine of M/s Aditya Cement. It was opened in Nov. 1994 and came into production
on 24th August 1995. Initially this mine was design to produce 1.5 million tonne of Lime Stone per annum to meet the requirement
of Lime Stone for their Cement Plant. In the year 1995-96 i.e. in the first year of its operation, this mine has produced 6.78 Lakhs
of Lime Stone. Since then the production was gradually increased and in the year 2004-05 it had produced 21.61 lakhs of
The mining lease area spreads over an area of 7.6 Sq.KM falling in top sheet no. 45L/9 and 45L/10 near village Sawa, Tehsil &
District Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. The site is located 18 KM south west of Chittorgarh town
Detailed exploration was carried in the mine which conform 432 Hect,. area as mine able up to a depth of 54 m. The mine able
reserves of 296 million tones was established in this mine. This reserves estimation has been carried out with the help of
computer aided deposit evaluation (CADE) and Deposit Block Modeling (DBM) while mine planning has been carried out with Mine
Scheduling and Optimization (MSO) software of M/s. HOLCIM, Switzerland.
Innovations like use of wooden spacers in “Air Deck Blasting technique”, plastic funnels in “Funnel Technique” and use of Saw Dust
in ANFO and latest technique adopted called as “Rock Lock Technique” by using water filled float valves along with proper orientation
of faces have eliminated blasting hazards making the blasting a Safe Practice and has also given rise to considerable saving in
blasting cost. This has led to increased powder factor and reduced ground vibration, noise/air over pressure and fly rock.
Mine planning has been carried out in such a way that there is no diversion of natural water courses till date. Garland drains
have been provided all around the mine pit and dump sites to prohibit entry of rain water inside areas of mining activities.
Rain water falling inside mine working area is diverted to lower most bench of the pit and is preserved in it. Sub-bench mining
practice is carried out in the lower most benches to preserve the rain water throughout the year. This has helped in increase of
water level of open wells in the surrounding area by 2 – 3 meters. This has also helped in reducing dependency on the water resources
of the area. Rainwater preserved in the active mine pit is used for plantation work in green belt development, dust suppression work,
cement plant requirement, etc. Wastewater from mines workshop is treated with the help of oil-water separator and the treated water is
recycled. There is no discharge of wastewater, generated due to mining activity, to surrounding environment.