INDIA'S HAMCO MINE TO BOOST LEAD OUTPUT

INDIA'S HAMCO MINE TO BOOST LEAD OUTPUT

Hamco Mining and Smelting Ltd. of India expects to increase its annual output of refined lead in 1996 to 20,000 metric tons from the current rate of 12,000 metric tons, a company official said Wednesday.

The higher output will follow development of new ore reserves at the company's lead mine, B.M. Patel, managing director of Hamco said.