About Metals & Mining
India produces as many as 95 minerals, which includes 4 fuel, 10 metallic, 23 non-metallic, 3 atomic and 55 minor minerals (including building stones and other materials). The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & fuel minerals) during 2018-19 has been estimated at ` 1,24,020 crore, which shows an increase of about 10.11% over that of the previous year. During 2018-19, estimated value for metallic minerals was ` 61,009 crore or 49.19% of the total value and non-metallic minerals including minor minerals was ` 63,011 crore or 50.81% of the total value. The number of mines which reported mineral production (excluding atomic, fuel and minor minerals) in India was 1405 in 2018-19 as against 1430 in the previous year. Under NIP, Ministry of Steel has identified 4 slurry pipeline projects to be implemented over fiscals 2020-2025. The total capital expenditure for these identified projects is estimated at Rs 8,225 crore. Three projects worth Rs 5,441 crore are to be implemented through the PPP route while one project worth Rs 2,784 crore is to be implemented through EPC mode.