Indian iron ore producer NMDC' is expected to begin operations of 3 million tonnes per year Nagarnar Iron & Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh from July 2022. NMDC's Director Finance Mr Amitava Mukherjee said "We have started the coke oven heating process in the steel plant and we are expecting production from the coke oven maybe by the end of March or beginning of April. We will roll out finished product from July.”According to earlier media reports, the timeline of commissioning is as under1. Coke Oven Battery 1 Heating – Jan’222. Coke Oven Battery 2 Heating – Feb’223. Sinter Plant – Mar’224. Coke Oven Production –Apr’225. Sinter Plant Trial – May’226. Blast Furnace Blowing – Jun’227. HSM Commissioning – Jul’22Public-sector consultancy Mecon is monitoring the overall commissioning and operation of the plant.