NEW DELHI: Mineral production in India rose by 7.5 per cent in June 2022 as compared with the production level of the corresponding month of the last year, as per the government data released on Saturday.
The index of mineral production of the mining and quarrying sector for the month of June 2022 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 113.4, was 7.5 per cent higher as compared to the level in the month of June 2021, according to data released by the Ministry of Mines. As per the provisional figures of the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), the cumulative growth for the period April-June 2022-23 over the corresponding period of the previous year has increased by 9.0 per cent.
The production level of important minerals in June 2022 were: Coal 669 lakh tonnes, Lignite 46 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2747million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 24 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 1950 thousand tonnes, Chromite 343 thousand tonnes, Copper conc. 10 thousand tonnes, Gold 85 kg, Iron ore 201 lakh tonnes, Lead conc. 30 thousand tonnes, Manganese ore 238 thousand tonnes, Zinc conc. 142 thousand tonnes, Limestone 335 lakh tonnes, Phosphorite 189 thousand tonnes, Magnesite 8 thousand tonnes, and Diamon 44 carat.
The production of important minerals showing positive growth during June 2022 over June 2021 include: Diamond (340 per cent), Gold (107.3 per cent), Phosphorite (41.0 per cent), Coal (31.1 per cent), Lignite (28.8 per cent), Zinc conc (20.0 per cent), Manganese ore 19.3 per cent), Magnesite (16.6 per cent), Bauxite (8.9 per cent), Chromite (6.5 per cent), Lead conc (4.2 per cent), Limestone 1.6 per cent), and Natural Gas (U) (1.3 per cent).
The production of other important minerals showing negative growth includes: Petroleum (crude) (-1.7 per cent), Copper conc (-7.2 per cent), and Iron Ore (-9.7 per cent).