India’s mineral production up 37% in April’21

Important minerals such as coal, lignite, natural gas, copper among others is showing growth.

India's mineral production up 37% in April

India’s mineral production rose by 37.1 per cent in April 2021 over the same month a year ago, according to the mines ministry. The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month stood at 108.0, which was 37.1 per cent higher from the level in April 2020, the ministry said in a statement. 

The production level of important minerals in April 2021 includes, coal 516 lakh tonnes, lignite 31 lakh tonnes, natural gas (utilised) 2,583 million cubic metre, petroleum (crude) 25 lakh tonnes, bauxite 16.61 lakh tonnes, chromite 6.36 lakh tonnes and gold 120 kg. 

The production of most of the important minerals showing positive growth during April 2021 over the same month a year ago includes, coal, lignite, natural gas (utilised), bauxite, chromite, copper concentrate, gold, iron ore, lead concentrate, manganese ore, zinc concentrate, limestone and phosphorite.  
The production of petroleum (crude) indicated a negative growth, it said. “For the period under review, it is, however, noted that due to full lockdown in April 2020, the comparison is not indicative,” the mines ministry said. 

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