Koira is an open pit mine with an annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes although it is applying to expand production to 6 Mtpa. It is located 461 kilometres north-west of Paradip port, in the Sundergarh district of Odisha. Koira was wholly owned by Essel Mining until August 2021 when its mining lease expired and the mine was returned to Odisha government in April 2022. The auction of this mine is yet to be announced. The mine is likely to go up for auction in 2024.