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India’s first titanium project starts test production in Odisha

The first titanium project of India has started its test production Ganjam district of Odisha. The project has been established by Saraf Group.

This is first of its kind titanium plant and the only one in the country. During the test run, one of its four furnaces became functional.

Key Facts

Earlier in August 2015, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had fully commissioned and started commercial production at the first indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant at Chavara in Kerala.  This plant had commercially started producing Titanium Sponge exclusively for the space programme and strategic areas especially in aerospace and defence areas. With this commissioning India became the seventh country in the world producing Titanium sponge commercially.