India’s mining and quarrying sector showed growth in February 2023, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Mines. The sector recorded a 3.9% year-on-year growth in February 2023, the highest since November 2019. This was driven by increased activity in the segments such as iron ore, limestone, and bauxite. The growth reflects that the Indian mining sector is on track for recovery following a period of slowdown due to low commodity prices and the coronavirus pandemic.
In this article, we will discover what contributed to the progress and how much.
The mineral production index reached 129.0, marking a 4.6% increase compared to February 2022. According to provisional data from the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), the cumulative growth for April-February 2022-23 surpassed the corresponding period of the previous year by 5.7%. This impressive growth can be attributed to the increased production levels of several essential minerals.
The following are the critical mineral production levels as of February 2023:
Several vital minerals displayed growth in February 2023 compared to 2022. These include:
The significant growth in the production of essential minerals indicates a promising future for India’s mining and quarrying sector. This positive trend is expected to continue, contributing to the country’s economic development and providing numerous opportunities for employment and investment in the industry.