The national availableness of manganese ore is one of the critical challenges being faced by the ferro alloy industry in India currently. Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIL) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), the two public sector undertakings, have formed a joint venture (JV) company SAIL and MOIL Ferro Alloys Private Ltd, for setting up of a 1 lakhton capacity manganese alloy plant in Bhilai. Likewise, a JV agreement has been signed by MOIL with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINL) for setting up manganese alloy plant near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Once these plants become functional, it is estimated that around 60 percent of MOIL's manganese ore will be consumed by the SAIL-MOIL ferro alloy plant at Bhilai; MOIL-RINL ferro alloy plant, Visakhapatnam and MEL plant at Chandrapur. The industry will then have to rely on 100% import of high-grade manganese ore in the coming time. Consequently, in its efforts to import manganese ore, IMFAL was prospering in developing long term relationship with Australian and South African mine owners by endlessly importing manganese ore and marketing to domestic users. No efforts left to locate Manganese ore in other parts of the globe i.e. Ivory Coast, South Africa, Indonesia, West Africa and other mineral rich countries. The Company with its competitive marketing team has also developed good base for supply of high grade manganese ore in Goa and Nagpur and the continuous orders with adequate supply has left long last bonding relationship with several Nagpur and Goa based parties.