Madhya Pradesh mines & minerals

Basic Facts

  • Vast mineral deposits of diamonds, slate, pyrophyllite, diaspore, coal, limestone, copper ore and manganese among others
  • Sole producer of diamonds in India. Besides, the state is the largest producer of minerals such as pyrophyllite and copper.
  • Has Over 60 per cent of the total national reserves of copper ore.
  • The thickest coal seam (135 m) of Asia is found at the Singrauli coalfield in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major mineral-based industries in the state are cement, thermal power generation, ceramic products, tiles and refractory

Investment Opportunities

  • Dimensional stone industries/ stone parks
  • Limestone based industries such as cement plants.
  • Zinc-lead based industries as well as alloy and super alloy industries
  • Coal bed methane utilization for industrial and commercial purposes
  • Cutting and polishing units for sandstone
  • Diamond Parks
  • Silica sand based glass industry
  • Thermal power plants
  • Copper ore Refineries


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