New Delhi: The Bishra Stone Lime Company Ltd.(BSLC) will start its mining operation in Odisha’s Sundergarh district next week, said the union steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

The union steel minister, while presiding a meeting of the stake holders, here on Monday, directed the SAIL and RINL to start sourcing dolomite from the mines. The minister said that a long-term plan would be worked out for the operation of the mines keeping in view the interest of the workers and employees.

The meeting was attended by union minister of state for steel Fagan Singh Kuleste, Sundergarh BJP MP Juel Oram, and Biramitrapur MLA Shankar Oram besides other stake holders.

The BSLC in Biramitrapur of Sundergarh district in Odisha was in operation since 2010. It was supplying limes tone and dolomite to Rourkela Steel Plant and various cement plants. However, due to operational problem, the mines was closed down in recent months.