in mid-2013, he added.
The company has employed capital of Rs 29,821 crore in aluminium business as of December, which includes Rs 20,971 crore pertaining to new investments in Mahan Aluminium, Hirakud FRP and Aditya Aluminium projects.
The company's gross debt stands at Rs 20,000 crore, with a cash balance of Rs 8,000 crore, and the net debt works out to Rs 12,000 crore.
Commenting on the outlook, Bhattacharya said, with the project going on stream in the near-term, Hindalco is well poised to take the business to the next level.
Aluminium consumption in global market is good and demand is expected to touch 60-70 mt by 2020 from the present 46 mt.
The domestic growth is flat at 12 per cent though the demand prospects are good given the low level of country's per capita consumption of aluminium at 1.8 kg compared to 12 kg globally and 6 kg of China, Bhattacharya said.