The first phase of Tata Steel’s ferro chrome plant in the Ganjam district of Odisha in India will commence operation by March 2015, according to a report by India TV News.

The 55kt/yr plant will be located on a 2,970-acre industrial park for which Tata Steel has already secured ‘in-principle approvals’ from the relevant authorities in India.

The industrial park will consist of a 2,570-acre multi-product special economic zone and a further 400 acres will be occupied by Tata Steel.

The new ferro chrome plant will employ around 400 people both directly and indirectly.