MOIL (earlier known as Manganese Ore (India) Limited) is a miniratna state-owned manganese ore mining company headquartered in Nagpur, India. With a market share of 50%, it is the largest producer of manganese ore in India.[2] MOIL operates 11 mines in adjoining districts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It has been ranked #486 among the 500 top companies in India and 9th in the Mines and Metals Sector of the Fortune India 500 list for 2011.[3]

Manganese Ore (India) Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
BSE: 533286
IndustryManganese ore
Founded22 June 1962[1]
Area served
Key people
Mukund Chaudhari
(Chairman & MD)
Production output
1,093,363 tonnes (1,205,226 tons)
RevenueDecrease6,287 million (US$83 million) (2015-16)[1]
Decrease1,727 million (US$23 million) (2015-16)[1]
Total assetsIncrease37,560 million (US$490 million) (2015-16)[1]

In December 2010, the government divested about 20% of its equity through an IPO. Of the 20%, the Government of India's share will be 10%, and the governments of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will each divest 5% of the total equity.[4][5] The central government holds 54% and the two state governments hold about 11% shares in MOIL.[6] and the public holds about 35% shares.

The shares were listed in 2011 at Rs.440, went down to a low of Rs.188 on July 13 and February 15, before recovering currently to Rs.351. The company issued one bonus share for every share held on 28 Sep 2017. The share price was about Rs.140 in January 2021.


MOIL was originally set up as "Central Province Prospecting Syndicate" in the year 1896 in the region of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It was later renamed as "Central Provinces Manganese Ore Company Limited (CPMO)" in 1935. In 1962, the Government of India took over the mining activities from CPMO. Then, Manganese Ore (India) Limited was formed with 51% stake held between the Government of India and the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh State governments. The other 49% was retained with CPMO. In 1977, the balance of 49% was acquired from CPMO, and MOIL became a 100% state-owned enterprise.[7][8]


Eight of MOIL's eleven mines are underground mines (Kandri, Munsar, Beldongri, Gumgaon, Chikla, Balaghat and Ukwa mines) and three are opencast mines (Dongri Buzurg, Sitapatore, and Tirodi).[1] Its Balaghat mine is the largest of the 11 mines and the deepest at 383 metres.[7]


MOIL excavates manganese dioxide ore from its mines. The production was 1.3 million tonne in 2020. Various grades of the ore are used for production of manganese metal and alloys such as ferro-manganese and silicon-manganese. Refined manganese dioxide is used as a supplement in cattle feed, in fertilizers and in chemical industry. MOIL refines the ore to produce 1,000 tonne electrolytic grade used in dry batteries. MOIL uses its ore to produce 11,000 tonne of ferro-manganese. The total sales were Rs.16.3 billion in 2018.19 but only Rs.12.2 billion in 2019-20.

MOIL also produces 30 MW electricity by wind mills.

See MoreEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Red Herring Prospectus" (PDF). Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Production" (PDF). Indian Minerals Year Book 2008. Indian Bureau of Mines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  3. ^ "MOIL enters India Fortune 500 List".
  4. ^ "MOIL Limited: IPO opens on Nov 26". Central Chronicle. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  5. ^ "MOIL IPO on Nov 26". Hindustan Times. 19 November 2010. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  6. ^ "MOIL scouting for overseas mines ahead of IPO". 15 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Preliminary Information Memorandum" (PDF). Ministry of Steel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  8. ^ "IPO Analysis Of Manganese Ore India Limited : Fairwealth Research". 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.

External linksEdit

  • Official Website