Uranium Corporation of India


Uranium Corporation of India
भारतीय यूरेनियम निगम
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
Key people
(Chairman & MD)
RevenueIncrease2,034.79 crore (US$270 million) (2019) [1]
Increase406.52 crore (US$54 million) (2019)[1]
Increase214.20 crore (US$28 million) (2019)[1]
Total assetsIncrease3,866.33 crore (US$510 million) (2019)[1]
Total equityIncrease2,833.93 crore (US$380 million) (2019)[1]
OwnerGovernment of India
Number of employees
4629 (March 2019)

Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) is a public sector undertaking (PSU), under the Department of Atomic Energy for uranium mining and uranium processing. The corporation was founded in 1967 and is responsible for the mining and milling of uranium ore in India.[2] The firm operates mines at Jadugora, Bhatin, Narwapahar, Turamdih and Banduhurang[3]



It is the first uranium mine of India which started its operations in 1967. This mine is located in the state of Jharkhand.[4] Jadugoda process plant is located close to the mine which is used for the processing of the uranium ore. The ore from Bhatin and Narwapahar mines is also processed here.


This mine is located 3 km away from Jaduguda and shares most of the infrastructure with the Jaduguda mine.


This mine was commissioned in April 1995. It is known to be the most modern mine of the country.


Turamdih mine is located 24 km to the west of Jaduguda and five km south to Tatanagar railway station which is on howrah Mumbai main line. It was commissioned in 2003. Turamdih Processing Plant has been set up to treat the ore from Turamdih, Banduharang and Mohuldin mines.


Bagjata Mines is an underground mine in east singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

New projects

UCIL has taken up activities to start two underground mines in Jharkhand. Uranium reserves have been found in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the construction of an underground mine has started in Cuddapah district. [5]


There was criticism from certain sections of the local community that the mining operations of UCIL were resulting in harmful radiation to the public.[6]
UCIL was also among the 63 Indian establishments put under sanction by USA in 1998 after Operation Shakti.[7]
The mining activities of UCIL in the Khasi Hills were also fiercely opposed by the local tribals protesting against potential health effects.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Balance Sheet 31.03.2019".
  2. ^ "URANIUM PRODUCTIONFrom ore to yellow cake". The Hindu. 10 September 1999. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Mines". UCIL. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!".
  5. ^ "Welcome to UCIL India".
  6. ^ Chakrabarti, Ashis (19 September 1998). "Angry villagers take on uranium corporation". Indian Express. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  7. ^ "BARC among 63 blacklisted institutions". 26 July 1998. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  8. ^ Bhaumik, Subir (5 May 2003). "Tribes dig in to fight uranium". BBC News. Retrieved 19 October 2009.

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