Production of mining and quarrying sector grew by 4.4 per cent in January, the Mines Ministry said on Friday.
The cumulative growth for April- January 2019-20 over the corresponding period of the previous year has been 1 per cent, it said.
"The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of January 2020....at 124.3, was 4.4% higher as compared to the level in the month of January 2019," the ministry said in a statement.
In January, the production of coal was 750 lakh tonnes, lignite 45 lakh tonnes, natural bauxite 2,146 thousand tonnes and chromite 445 thousand tonnes among others, it added.
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