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Mining sector's GDP share sees decline due to disruptions in Goa, Karnataka

Closure of mines and disruptions due to changes in legislations has thrown the sector out of gear, curtailing production and endangering jobs

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Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
The contribution of mining sector to the country's GDP has been on a steady decline primarily on intermittent disruptions in operative mines in the key producing states of Odisha, Karnataka and Goa.

From a share of 1.93 per cent in FY13, the mining sector's contribution to the GDP has substantively declined to 1.63 per cent in FY19. The share of mining sector to India's GDP is woeful compared with South Africa (7.5 per cent) and Australia (6.99 per cent).

Closure of mines and disruptions due to changes in legislations has thrown the sector out of gear, curtailing production and endangering

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First Published: Jan 31 2020 | 7:20 PM IST

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