Another engineer of the company said that long distance underground and undersea cables for high speed transmission of data, voice and codes too use a great deal of chromite downstream products.
DNA newspaper reported on December 8, 2010 that B N Varaprasad Reddy, tahsildar, Channarayapatna has informed that MML was meeting all the safety measures as stipulated by the Indian Mining Act. The demand for chromite saw an annual increase of 4% between 2000 and 2008, with ferrochrome consumption increasing by the same amount. However, the onset of the economic downturn from mid-2008 saw the demand for chromite plummet.
It is strange that the newspaper did not deem it appropriate to check with the villagers, Karnataka Pollution Control Board, environmental groups or the local leaders.