Bayyaram Mines


Bayyaram Mines are iron ore mine located in Bayyaram in Mahabubabad district, Telangana, India.[1] The mines also include Gudur Mandal in Warangal district.

Bayyaram Mines
ProductsIron Ore

The minesEdit

The iron ore mines are spread over 5,342 hectares[2] in Bayyaram, Garla and Nelakondapally mandals in Mahabubabad, Khammam and Gudur mandal in Warangal.[3] The Indian Bureau of Mines had estimated the value of ore at Rs. 16 lakh crore.[4][5]


In 2001, the AP Government under CM, N Chandrababu Naidu, gave rights to three tribals to mine in 63 acres.[6] Later, the mines spread over Bayyaram, Garla and Nelakondapalli areas of Khammam district and Guduru in Warangal district, were first allocated by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in June 2010 to a joint venture of AP Minerals Development Corporation Ltd (APMDCL) and Rakshana Consortium, a private company.[7] It was cancelled by Chief Minister, Kiran Kumar Reddy in June, 2012 and allotted it to VSP in April 2013.

VSP allocation controversyEdit

A new agitation arose after the iron ore was allocated to public sector company, Vizag Steel Plant (VSP).[8] Pro-Telangana parties and Congress leaders from the region took exception to the Chief Minister allocating resources of one region to a manufacturing facility located in another region.[1] Decades ago there was a slogan in Andhra region, Visakha Ukku, Andhrula Hakku (Vizag iron ,the right of Andhra people), now activists of Telangana interplay it as Bayyaram Ukku, Telangana Hakku (Bayyaram iron, the right of Telangana people).[9]


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  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh allots captive iron ore mines to Vizag Steel". timesofindia-economictimes.
  3. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010.
  4. ^ Special Correspondent (12 June 2012). "Decision on Bayyaram mines hailed". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "TDP, CPI, TRS, BJP welcome Bayyaram nine lease cancellation | Siasat". Archived from the original on 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ "YSR Son In Law Has No Link With Bayyaram Mines: PCC | Siasat". Archived from the original on 9 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Andhra govt cancels Bayyaram mining lease". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013.
  8. ^ Special Correspondent (19 April 2013). "CPI, TRS oppose diversion of Bayyaram iron ore to RINL". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Bayyaram ukku, Telangana hakku: Harish". The New Indian Express.