Mineral Production Records 6.1 per cent
Cumulative Growth During April- July 2022-23
The index of mineral production of the mining and quarrying sector for the month of July 2022 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 101.1, was 3.3% lower as compared to the level in the month of July 2021. As per the provisional statistics of the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), the cumulative growth for the period April- July 2022-23 over the corresponding period of the previous year has increased by 6.1 per cent.
The production level of important minerals in July 2022 were: Coal 603 lakh tonnes, Lignite 33 lakh tonnes, and 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, 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 positive 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%), 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%).
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