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Ministry of Mines MINING AND EXTRACTION OF GRANITE Posted On: 04 AUG 2021 5:48PM by PIB Delhi  Granite being a building&n

Ministry of Mines

MINING AND EXTRACTION OF GRANITE

Posted On: 04 AUG 2021 5:48PM by PIB Delhi

 Granite being a building stone comes under Minor Mineral, as defined under clause (e) of section 3 of the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act). As per section 15 of the MMDR Act, 1957, State Governments have been empowered to make rules for regulating the grant of mining leases or other mineral concessions in respect of minor minerals and for purposes connected therewith. Therefore, the administration of mining of minor minerals including granite is completely within the domain of the respective State Governments.

However, the Granite Conservation and Development Rules (GCDR), 1999 has been framed by Central Government which aims at bringing uniform rules for conservation, systematic development and scientific exploitation of granite resources. Further, Ministry of Mines vide order dated 23.04.2021 has constituted a Granite and Marble Development Council for a period of three years to prescribe a uniform framework with regard to systematic and scientific exploration of Granite and Marble minerals throughout the country.

   As per National Mineral Inventory data, the total reserves/resources of Granite (Dimension Stone) as on 01.04.2015 is attached at annexure-I.

As per the information furnished by Indian Bureau of Mines (a subordinate office of Ministry of Mines), details of the quantum of Granite exported during the last three years are as under:

(ValueinRs. ‘000)

Commodity

Unit

Export

2018-19

2019-20(P*)

2020-21(P*)

Quantity

Value

Quantity

Value

Quantity

Value

GRANITE

TON

6811728

102014060

6678131

102248504

7514833

113169599

*P-provisional

     In the year2019-2020,export has decreased by1.9%and in the year2020-21increased by 12.5%on year basis.

NationalMineralInventory,2015

TableNo.5.29:Reserves/ResourcesofGranite(DimensionStone)ason1.4.2015(ByGrades / States)Annexure-I

 

(In000’Cum)

Reserves

RemainingResources

Total

Proved

Probable

Total

Feasibility

Pre-feasibility

Measured

Indicated

Inferred

Reconnaissance

Total

Resources

STD111

STD121

STD122

(A)

STD211

STD221

STD222

STD331

STD332

STD333

STD334

(B)

(A+B)

AllIndia:

Total

35741

201377

26574

263692

38462

51990

8234

837325

2063964

42543908

512216

46056098

46319790

By Grades

BlackGranite

6936

6060

3909

16906

0

45690

1

50934

466039

2572581

23538

3158783

3175688

Coloured

Granite

28805

195316

22665

246786

38462

6300

8233

786391

1276125

39843847

448438

42407795

42654581

Unclassified

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

321800

127481

40240

489521

489521

By States

Andhra

Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2360396

0

2360396

2360396

Assam

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

800

583150

0

583950

583950

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

179000

698612

0

877612

877612

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

50057

0

50057

50057

Gujarat

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8501947

0

8501947

8501947

Haryana

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

34000

0

34000

34000

Jammu&

Kashmir

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

44570

40000

84570

84570

Jharkhand

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

651300

8197110

26930

8875340

8875340

Karnataka

26363

19389

21836

67587

0

0

0

238

1231625

8012784

25659

9270306

9337893

Kerala

140

0

0

140

0

0

0

0

99

2570

0

2669

2808

Madhya

Pradesh

0

160

0

160

0

0

0

0

0

1885924

108000

1993924

1994084

Maharashtra

0

0

0

0

0

6300

0

486925

0

665622

0

1158847

1158847

Meghalya

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

286467

286467

286467

Odisha

0

80000

0

80000

0

0

0

330328

0

1432492

5160

1767980

1847980

Rajasthan

5581

100380

4500

110461

38462

0

0

0

0

9021742

20000

9080204

9190665

TamilNadu

0

1448

238

1686

0

45690

8234

7

0

503818

0

557749

559435

Telangana

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

45494

0

45494

45494

UttarPradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

494819

0

494819

494819

WestBengal

3658

0

0

3658

0

0

0

19827

1140

8802

0

29768

33426

This information was given by Minister of  Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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