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Mineral Distribution

India's Mineral Wealth

India is rich in mineral resources, with vast deposits spread across the country. Here's a breakdown of mineral distribution, industrial policies, major mining regions, and their locations in India.

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  • Iron Ore: Found in states like Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra.
  • Coal: Abundant in states like Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra.
  • Bauxite: Concentrated in states like Odisha, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Copper: Found mainly in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Manganese: Primarily found in Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Limestone: Widely distributed in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh.

India boasts diverse mineral resources including iron ore, coal, bauxite, copper, manganese, and limestone, with various states being prominent producers of these minerals.

Industrial Policies

Mining Sector Policies

India has formulated various industrial policies over the years to promote industrial growth and attract investments in the mining sector. Some key policies include:

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  • National Mineral Policy: Aims to ensure systematic and scientific development of mineral resources, conservation, and sustainable mining practices.
  • Make in India: A flagship initiative to boost manufacturing in India and promote investments in various sectors, including mining.
  • Mineral Concession Rules: Regulations governing the grant of mineral concessions and leases, ensuring transparency and efficiency in mineral allocation.

India's industrial policies aim to foster growth and investment in the mining sector while ensuring sustainable utilization of mineral resources.

Mining Regions and Locations

Key Mining Regions

Here are the major mining regions and their locations in India:

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  • Iron Ore: Major mining regions include Odisha (Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj), Jharkhand (Singhbhum), Chhattisgarh (Bastar, Durg), Karnataka (Bellary, Chitradurga), Goa, and Maharashtra.
  • Coal: Significant coal mining regions are located in Jharkhand (Jharia, Raniganj), Odisha (Talcher, Ib Valley), Chhattisgarh (Korba, Raigarh), West Bengal (Raniganj), Madhya Pradesh (Singrauli), Telangana (Singareni), and Maharashtra (Wardha Valley).
  • Bauxite: Predominantly mined in Odisha (Kalahandi, Koraput), Gujarat (Kutch), Jharkhand (Lohardaga), Maharashtra (Kolhapur), Chhattisgarh (Sarguja), and Madhya Pradesh (Balaghat).
  • Copper: Key mining regions include Rajasthan (Khetri, Dariba), Madhya Pradesh (Malanjkhand), Jharkhand (Singhbhum), Karnataka (Chitradurga), and Andhra Pradesh (Anantapur).
  • Manganese: Mainly extracted from Odisha (Sundergarh, Keonjhar), Madhya Pradesh (Balaghat), Karnataka (Bellary), Maharashtra (Nagpur), and Andhra Pradesh (Visakhapatnam).
  • Limestone: Widely mined in Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Jodhpur), Madhya Pradesh (Satna, Katni), Andhra Pradesh (Kurnool, Guntur), Gujarat (Porbandar), and Chhattisgarh (Raipur).

These regions are subject to change based on exploration, resource exhaustion, and policy changes. It's important to consult up-to-date resources and government publications for the latest information on mineral distribution, industrial policies, and mining regions in India.

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