India’s mineral production index rises in February

The index of mineral production of India’s mining and quarrying sector for the month of February rose by 5 percent year on year to 136.1, while cumulative growth for the period April- February 2015-16 over the corresponding period of previous year was up 2.4 percent, the government said.

It said in a statement that the total value of mineral in February was Rs. 19,995 crore. The contribution of Coal was the highest at Rs. 8662 crore (43 percent), followed crude oil at Rs. 5266 crore, natural gas (utilised) at Rs. 2063 crore, iron ore Rs. 1945 crore, lignite Rs.705 crore and limestone Rs. 512 crore. These six minerals together contributed about 96 percent of the total value of mineral production in February, the statement added.

Production of important minerals:

  • Coal: 601 lakh tonnes
  • Lignite: 51 lakh tonnes
  • Natural gas (utilized): 2495  million cu. m.
  • Petroleum (crude): 29 lakh tonnes
  • Bauxite: 1827 thousand tonnes
  • Chromite: 350,000 tonnes
  • Copper concentrate:12,000 tonnes
  • Gold: 101 kg
  • Iron ore: 164 lakh tonnes
  • Lead concentrate: 21,000 tonnes
  • Manganese ore: 171,000 tonnes
  • Zinc conc: 90, 000 tonnes
  • Apatite & Phosphorite: 57,000 tonnes
  • Limestone: 260 lakh tonnes
  • Magnesite: 22,000 tonnes
  • Diamond: 4153 carat.



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