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Mineral Resources of India

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Indian Mineral Resources

Coal Resources in India

West Bengal ( Raniganj, Burdwan, Bankura, Purulio, Birbhum, Jalpaigudi, Darjeeling ), Jharkhand ( Jharia, Giridih, Kharhawadi, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Kamapura, Rampur, Palamau ), Orissa ( Rampur, Hindgir, Talcher, Sambal ), Madbyo Pradesh and Chhatisgarh ( Rewa, Pench valley, Umaria, Korba, Sohagpur, Mand river area, Kanha valley, Betul ), etc. Power sector is the largest consumer of coal in India followed by steel industry, cement industry, etc.

Manganese

Orissa, Maharashtra ( Nagpur, Bhandara, Ratnagiri ), Madhya Pradesh ( Balaghat, Chhindawara ), Karnataka ( Keonjhar, Bonai, Kalahandi ), Andhra Pradesh ( Kadur, Garibadi ).

Copper Minerals

Madhya Pradesh ( Balaghat ), Rajasthan ( Khetri ), Jharkhand ( Singhbhum, Masobani, Surda ), Karnataka ( Chitradurg, Hassan ).

Mica Minerals

Jharkhand ( Hazaribagh, Giridih, Kodarma ), Bihar ( Goya, Bhagalpur ), Andhra Pradesh ( Guntur, Vizag, Kurnool ), Rajasthan ( Bhilwara, Udaipur, Jaipur ).

Petroleum Resources in India

Assam ( Digboi, Naharkatiya, Badarpur, Masinpur and Pallharia ), Gujarat, ( Ankleshwar, Khambat, Kalol ), Mumbai High, Bassein ( south of Mumbai High ), etc. Recently oil has been discovered in Cauvery basin, Krishna and Godavary basin, Khambat basin, etc.

Iron Resources

India possesses Haematite, a very high – grade iron ore. In Madhya Pradesh ( Bailadila, Jabalpur ), Goa ( North Goa ), Karnataka ( Bababudan hills, Chikmagalur, Hospet ), Jharkhand ( Singhbhum, Naomundi ), Andhra Pradesh, Orissa.

India is the fifth largest exporter of iron ore in the world. Japan is the biggest buyer accounting for about 3/4th of India’s total exports. Major ports handling iron ore export are Vishakhapatnam, Paradip, Marmagao and Mangalore.

Bauxite Resources

Chief ore for producing aluminium. In Orissa ( Kalahandi, Koraput, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Sambalpur ), Jharkhand ( Lohardaga, Gumla ), Madhya Pradesh ( Jabalpur, Mandla, Shahdol, Kami, Balaghat ), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu.

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Gold Resources in India

Karnataka ( Kolar, Hutti, Raichur ), Andhra Pradesh ( Ramgiri and Yeppamanna goldfields in Chittor and Anantapur districts ).

Silver, Zinc & Lead

Rajasthan ( Zawar mines near Udaipur ), Andhra Pradesh ( Mysore, Chitradurg ), Karnataka (Kolar mines ).

Uranium Resources in India

Jharkhand ( Jaduguda ), Rajasthan ( Ajmer ), Andhra Pradesh ( Nellore, Nalgonda ), Karnataka ( Gulbarga ).

Thorium Resources in India

Kerala coast ( From Monazite sand ), rocks of Aravallis in Rajasthan.

Oil Refineries

There are 19 refineries in India, 16 in public sector, one in joint sector and two in private sector. Public sector refineries are located at Digboi, Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Barauni, Haldia, Koyali, Mathura, Kochi, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Mumbai (2), Panipat, Narimanam, Numanigarh and Tatipaka. Joint sector refinery is at Mangalore. The private sector refinery of Reliance Limited is at Jamnagar, Gujarat and Essar Refinery at Vadinar, Gujarat.

  1. Haldia Refinery ( IOC )
  2. Mumbai Refinery ( HPCL )
  3. Panipat Refinery ( IOC )
  4. Vishakhapatnam Refinery ( HPCL )
  5. Digboi Refinery ( IOC )
  6. Mumbai Refinery Mahaul ( BPCL )
  7. Gujarat Refinery ( IOC )
  8. Nagapattnam Refinery ( CPCL )
  9. Barauni Refinery ( IOC )
  10. Kochi Refinery ( Kochi Refineries Ltd )
  11. Guwahati Refinery ( IOC )
  12. Numaligarh Refinery ( NRL )
  13. Mathura Refinery ( IOC )
  14. Mangalore Refinery ( MRPL )
  15. Bongaigaon Refinery ( IOC )
  16. Tatipaka Refinery ( ONGC )
  17. Manali Refinery ( IOC )
  18. Essar Refinery ( Essar )
  19. Jamnagar Refinery ( Reliance Petroleum )

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