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India's mineral production goes up by 6.1% during April-July 2022: Centre

The cumulative growth for the period April-July, 2022-23 over the corresponding period of previous year has climbed 6.1 percent.

September 22, 2022 8:25 IST | India Infoline News Service
The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of July 2022 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 101.1, was 3.3% down as compared to the level in the month of July 2021. According to the provisional statistics of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), the cumulative growth for the period April-July, 2022-23 over the corresponding period of previous year has climbed 6.1 percent.  
Further, production level of minerals in July, 2022 were: Coal 603 lakh tonnes, Lignite 33 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2811 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 25 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 1526 thousand tonnes, Chromite 192 thousand tonnes, Copper conc. 9 thousand tonnes.

It also includes, Gold 93 kg, Iron ore 155 lakh tonnes, Lead conc. 29 thousand tonnes, Manganese ore 153 thousand tonnes, Zinc conc. 127 thousand tonnes, Limestone 306 lakh tonnes, Phosphorite 160 thousand tonnes, Magnesite 10 thousand tonnes, and Diamond 22 carat.               
"Important minerals showing affirmative growth during July 2022 over July 2021 include: Phosphorite (39.3%), Coal (11.2%), Copper conc (8.8%), and Zinc conc (5.9%). Other important minerals showing negative growth include Iron Ore (-21.5%), Manganese ore (-17.9%), Lignite (-16.6%).

Further, Gold (-10.6%), Magnesite (-10.5%), Chromite (-9.0%), Limestone (-8.8%), Lead conc (-3.9%), Petroleum (crude) (-3.8%), Bauxite (-1.4%), and Natural Gas (U) (-0.3%)", statesd IBM report.

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