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

33

blocks of major minerals allocated in 2017.

2nd

largest steel producer in 2018 at 106.5mn tonnes.

9.7%

growth in India's mineral output in 2017.

56,000

projects launched under Government scheme.

2nd

largest producer of coal in the world.

1,531

mines currently operational across India.

80%

of India's minerals reserve yet to be explored.

100%

FDI under automatic route allowed in mining.

57

mines awarded 5 star ratings for best practices.

300mn tonnes

projected capacity of India's steel sector by 2030-31.

Large

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

Geological Survey of India

ocbis.helpdesk@gsi.gov.in

033-23571775

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

Indian Bureau of Mines

cg@ibm.gov.in

+ 91 712 2560041

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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

secy.moc@nic.in

011-23384884

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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

secy-steel@nic.in

91-11-23063417

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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

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