India's Mineral Production Goes Up By 10.9 Per Cent In May 2022

Swarajya StaffTuesday, July 19, 2022 10:39 am IST
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India's index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of May 2022 at 120.1, was 10.9 per cent higher as compared to the level in same month last year, an official release said on Monday (18 July).

The cumulative growth for the period April-May 2022-23 over the corresponding period of previous year has increased 9.4 percent, the Ministry of Mines said in a release.

"As per the provisional figures of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) , production level of important minerals in May 2022 were: Coal 712 lakh tonnes, Lignite 42 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2846 million cubic metre, Petroleum (crude) 26 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 2276 thousand tonnes, Chromite 320 thousand tonnes, Copper concentrate 8 thousand tonnes , Gold 97 kg, Iron ore 221 lakh tonnes, Lead concentrate 30 thousand tonnes, Manganese ore 235 thousand tonnes, Zinc concentrate 129 thousand tonnes, Limestone 348 lakh tonnes, Phosphorite 143 thousand tonnes, Magnesite 8 thousand tonnes, and Diamond 22 carat," the ministry said.

The production of important minerals showing positive growth during May, 2022 over the same month last year include: Gold (212.9 per cent), Phosphorite (121.4 per cent), Coal (33.7 per cent), Bauxite (31.5 per cent), Lignite (25.8 per cent), Magnesite (22.9 per cent), Lead conc (18.7 per cetn), Zinc conc (15.6 per cent), Limestone (8.5 per cent), Natural Gas (U) (7.0 per cent), and Petroleum (crude) (4.6 per cent), according to the ministry.

The production of other important minerals showing negative growth include: Iron Ore (-5.6 per cent), Copper conc (-33.5 per cent), Manganese ore (-43.3 per cent), and Chromite (-67.3 per cent), it added.

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