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India’s mineral output rose by 7.8 percent during April

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India’s mineral production rose by 7.8 percent year-on-year in April 2022 led by strong growth in coal, lignite, bauxite, and magnesite, as per the government data released on Wednesday.
The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of April 2022 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 116.0, was 7.8 percent higher as compared to the level in the month of April 2021, according to data released by the Ministry of Mines.

The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), provided provisional data, indicated that the production levels of key minerals in April 2022 were: Natural gas (utilized), 2748 million cubic meters, Coal 665, 000 tonnes, and Lignite 45,000 tonnes. m., Petroleum (crude 25 lakh tonnes), Bauxite 2054 000 tonnes, Chromite 455 000 tonnes, Copper conc. 8 000 tonnes, Gold 111kg, Iron ore 218 million tonnes, Lead conc. 26 000 tonnes, Manganese Ore 248 Thousand tonnes, Zinc Conc. 124 thousand tonnes; Limestone 343 crore tonnes, Phosphorite 120 000 tonnes Magnesite 8000 tonnes and Diamond 2 Carat.
Important minerals that showed positive growth in April 2022 over April 2020 include Magnesite (44.3%), Manganese ore (228.9%) and Lignite (228.4%) as well as Bauxite (18.5%), Zinc conc (10.5%) and Natural Gas (U), (6.4%) and Phosphorite (0.5%).
Other important minerals with negative growth include petroleum (crude), limestone (-2.7%), copper conc (-4.2%), iron ore (-5.6%), lead conc (-11.2%), chromite (-16.1%) and gold (-22.4%).

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