Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Centre
Autonomus Body Under Ministry of Mines, Government of India

1)  28th International Conference on Non-ferrous Metals on 12-13th July 2024 at Bhubaneswar.    


Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC), Nagpur, is a Central Government Autonomous Body under Ministry of Mines. This “Centre of Excellence” was set up in 1989 with a view to provide major R&D support system for the emerging modern aluminium industry in India.

JNARDDC is an ISO/IEC-17025:2017 & ISO-17034:2016 NABL accredited lab and is also recognized as a scientific & industrial research organization by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It is the only institute of its kind in India pursuing the cause of R&D from bauxite to finished product under one roof.

The objective of the Centre is to assimilate the technology available in the country and abroad for the production of alumina, aluminium, aluminium alloys as well as to develop technical know-how for the basic engineering process and downstream areas. Centre provides training to the personnel employed in the Indian aluminium industries. The new objective to promote and develop recycling industry and transition to a circular economy in Non-Ferrous Metal Sector has been added.

JNARDDC has made key contributions in the areas of beneficiation, characterization, technological evaluation, upgradation of bauxites, Bayer process modeling, reduction of energy consumption and environmental pollution in smelter, development of alloys, product development, effective utilization of aluminium industry residue such as red mud, dross, spent pot lining and scrap for both primary and secondary industry. The annual reports are available at http://www.jnarddc.gov.in/en/rti/rti_annual_report.aspx

Designated Sector Expert

JNARDDC is the designated aluminium sector expert for the following key authorities: -

NITI Aayog -

  • REE (Rare earth element) from red mud and coal fly ash
  • Strategy paper on Resource efficiency in the aluminium sector

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power -

  • Sector expert for “National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency”-PAT 2/3/4 cycle

BIS, Bureau of Indian Standards for standards -

  • Guidelines for Al-scrap
  • The standard for aluminium alloys

MoM (Ministry of Mines) –

  • Zero waste policy for the non-ferrous primary and secondary sector
  • Metal Recycling Authority (MRA) - to carry out the functions earmarked for MRA as stipulated in the “National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework 2020.”
  • Implementing Agency of the S&T(Mines) – PRISM program to promote start-ups and MSMEs.

Referee Lab for Coal -

  • JNARDDC is nominated referee lab for coal sample analysis of third party sampling of coal by CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad.

Journey of Jnarddc


Jnarddc Staff