Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) was incorporated on August 18, 1950 with its first unit
Rare Earths Division (RED), Aluva, in Kerala. It became a full-fledged Government of
India Undertaking under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy
(DAE) in year 1963 and took over companies engaged in mining and separation of
beach sand minerals in southern part of the country, by establishing two more Divisions
one at Chavara, Kerala and the other at Manavalakurichi (MK),Tamilnadu. IREL
commissioned its largest flagship beach sand mining & mineral separation unit Orissa
Sands Complex (OSCOM) at Chatrapur, Odisha in 1986. Presently IREL has capacity
of about 6 lakhs tons per annum of Ilmenite and other associated beach sand minerals
i.e. Rutile, Zircon, Monazite, Sillimanite and Garnet at its three mineral separation units.
IREL has also set up a Monazite Process................Read More...