Mining and quarrying contributes around 2.4 per cent of the national gross domestic product (GDP).

591.28 Mn Tonnes

Coal production (up to Nov 2023)


Increase in Coal Based Power Generation Achieves

$27.73 Mn

FDI equity inflows to coal production (Apr 2000 to Sept 2023)


largest producer of coal in the world.


mines currently operational across India.


of India's mines yet to be explored.


FDI under automatic route allowed in mining.


mines awarded 5 star ratings for best practices.

Sustainable Development Cell

Created in Ministry of Coal and in all coal PSUs


reserves of Iron ore, Bauxite, Chromium, Manganese ore, Baryte, Rare earth, and Mineral salts.

Geological Survey of India


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Geological Survey of India is an attached office to the Ministry of Mines.

Indian Bureau of Mines

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The agency is engaged in promotion of conservation, scientific development of mineral resources and protection of environment in mines other than coal, petroleum & natural gas, atomic minerals and minor minerals.

Ministry of Coal


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To secure availability of coal to meet the demand of various sectors of the economy in an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective manner.

Ministry of Steel


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To facilitate enhancement of steel production capacity, currently estimated at 109m tonnes.

Investment Opportunities

  • Scope for domestic and foreign companies in upcoming PPP opportunities.
  • NALCO, Hindustan Copper and MECL to acquire lithium and cobalt mines abroad.
  • Mining opportunities in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium and diamond.
  • 100 blocks by Geological Survey of India for auctioning for regional exploration.
  • Growing market for mining equipment, vehicles and technology.

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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