Mineral Production Goes up by 5.1 % during April 2023

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July 22: The production level of important minerals in April 2023 were: coal 731 lakh tonnes, lignite 32 lakh tonnes, natural gas (utilized) 2671 million cu. m., petroleum (crude) 24 lakh tonnes, iron ore 247 lakh tonnes, limestone 386 lakh tonnes and bauxite 1562000, chromite 273000, copper conc. 9000, lead conc.29000, manganese ore 265000, zinc conc. 130000, phosphorite 162000, magnesite 10000 tonnes each, gold 102 kg and diamond 2 carat.

Important minerals showing positive growth during April 2023 over April 2022 include Phosphorite      (29.1%),       Magnesite       (27.7%), Iron       Ore (13.1%), Limestone(12.7%), Copper Conc. (12%), Lead Conc. (10.6%), Coal (8.8%), Manganese Ore (6.9%) and Zinc Conc. (4.1%). Other important minerals showing negative growth include Petroleum (crude) (-3.6%), Natural gas (U) (-2.8%), Gold(-8.1%), Lignite(-21.2%), Bauxite(-24.7%) and Chromite (-40.1%).

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