Bolani iron ore mine is situated 1100 kilometres southeast of New Delhi in the Indian state of Odisha. Iron ore has been mined at Bolani since 1957. The mine is one of five captive operations in eastern India owned and operated by SAIL, the government-owned Steel Authority of India Limited. The mine was commissioned to primarily supply iron ore SAIL's Durgapur Steel Plant located 319 kilometres away in the neighbouring state of West Bengal.SAIL is expanding its iron ore production from 17Mtpa to approximately 34Mtpa in line with an increase in hot metal capacity. With the expansion, Bolani's capacity will increase to 10 Mtpa (raw) by 2020. There is potential for delays due to permitting issues.