Iron ore production in India crosses 200 million tonnes after 7 years

Output reached 210 mt, mostly on increased production in Odisha and Karnataka. This is 9% higher than 192 mt in 2016-17

India had produced more than 200 mt of iron ore in 2010-11
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India had produced more than 200 mt of iron ore in 2010-11

Dillip Satapathy Bhubaneswar
Iron ore production in India in 2017-18 crossed 200 million tonnes after seven years. Output reached 210 million tonnes, mostly on increased production in Odisha and Karnataka. This is 9 per cent higher than the 192 million tonnes in 2016-17.

“The state-wise data is yet to be compiled. The country has produced 210 million tonnes of iron ore in 2017-18,” said an official of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI). 

India had produced more than 200 million tonnes in 2010-11 at the height of a mineral boom before the clampdown on illegal mining in the country by the Supreme Court. Reduction

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First Published: May 03 2018 | 9:45 PM IST

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