Domestic mineral manufacturing strong in May by admin- Thursday, July 15th, 2021 08:16:51 AM
The index of mineral manufacturing of the mining and quarrying sector for the duration of May became solid on a month-on-month foundation at 108, the Ministry of Mines said on Wednesday.
The index in April had fallen through 22 in keeping with cent over March. On a 12 months-on-year basis, the May index changed into higher via 23.Three per cent over a decrease base. The cumulative increase for April-May 2021 over the corresponding duration of the preceding year is 29.4 according to cent.
On a month-on-month basis, manufacturing of bauxite all through May 2021 declined by way of 1 per cent to 16.Forty three lakh tonnes. Chromite production declined with the aid of 31 in keeping with cent to four.36 lakh tonnes. Gold manufacturing fell with the aid of seventy four consistent with cent to 31 kg.
Additionally, coal production for the duration of May 2021 stood at 532 lakh tonnes, lignite at 31 lakh tonnes, herbal gasoline (utilized) at 2660 million cubic metres, crude oil at 24 lakh tonnes, iron ore at 234 lakh tonnes, and manganese ore at 223 thousand tonnes.