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Mineral Production Decreased

Mineral Production during February 2021 (Provisional)

New Delhi. : The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of February, 2021 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 116.5, was 5.5% lower as compared to the level in the month of February, 2020. The cumulative growth for the period April- February, 2020-21 over the corresponding period of previous year has been (-) 9.6 percent.   

Production level of important minerals in February, 2021 were: Coal 746 lakh tonnes, Lignite 38 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2235 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 23 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 1897 thousand tonnes, Chromite 544 thousand tonnes, Copper conc. 10 thousand tonnes , Gold 128 kg, Iron ore 207 lakh tonnes, Lead conc. 34 thousand tonnes, Manganese ore 285 thousand tonnes, Zinc conc. 131 thousand tonnes, Limestone 333 lakh tonnes, Phosphorite 133 thousand tonnes, Magnesite 10 thousand tonnes and Diamond 34 carat.   

 The production of important minerals showing positive growth during February, 2021 over February, 2020 include: Chromite’ (70.5%), ‘Phosphorite’ (24.5%), ‘Lead conc.’ (6%),  ‘Copper conc.’ (5.9%), ‘Manganese Ore’ (3%), ‘Limestone’ (0.9%) and The production of other important minerals showing negative growth is: ‘Gold’ [(-) 98.8%], ‘Lignite’ [(-) 20.4%], ‘Iron ore’ [(-) 13.3%], ‘Magnesite [(-) 9.9%] , ‘Zinc conc.’ [(-) 7.5%], ‘Bauxite’ [(-) 5.6%], ‘Coal’ [(-) 4.4%], ‘Petroleum (crude)’ [(-) 3.3%] and ‘Natural Gas (utilized)’ [(-) 1%].

Mineral Production during March 2021 (Provisional)

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of March, 2021 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 139.0, was 6.1% higher as compared to the level in the month of March, 2020. The cumulative growth for the period April- March, 2020-21 over the corresponding period of previous year has been (-) 7.8 percent. 

Production level of important minerals in March, 2021 were: Coal 960 lakh tonnes, Lignite 52 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2612 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 26 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 2103 thousand tonnes, Chromite 601 thousand tonnes, Copper conc. 11 thousand tonnes , Gold 148 kg, Iron ore 227 lakh tonnes, Lead conc. 41 thousand tonnes, Manganese ore 331 thousand tonnes, Zinc conc. 164 thousand tonnes, Limestone 391 lakh tonnes, Phosphorite 124 thousand tonnes, Magnesite 12 thousand tonnes and Diamond 34 carat.              

 The production of important minerals showing positive growth during March, 2021 over March, 2020 include: Manganese Ore (80.1%), Lead conc. (74.9%), Phosphorite (57.0%), Copper conc. (50.2%), Chromite (45.8%), Limestone (45.6%), Magnesite (44.9%), Zinc conc. (43.2%), Bauxite (33.4%),  Lignite (25.3%), Iron ore (13.7%), Natural Gas (utilized) (12.2%), and Coal (0.2%). The production of other important minerals showing negative growth is: Gold [(-) 2.6%], Petroleum (crude) [(-) 3.1%] and Diamond [(-) 98.9%]