MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES

Key Highlights

  • 1st in in production of Barytes, Limestone, Mica and Silica Sand in India
  • 93% share of India’s Barytes reserves
  • 30% share of India’s Heavy Mineral Beach Sand reserves
  • 18% share of India’s Bauxite reserves
  • Over 1,700 mineral-based industries in State
  • Leading granite producing state, with 132.5 MT granite resources
  • 2nd largest producer of cement with over 19.6 MT of limestone resources
  • Potential to develop glass and ceramic industry due to Abundant availability of Quartz, Quartzite, Silica Sand and clay resources

Key Initiatives

  • Transparency in mineral allocation
  • Release of Policy on Value Addition of Minerals in Andhra Pradesh benchmarked with leading mining and mineral based economies
  • Preferential grant of mineral concessions to entrepreneurs willing to set-up mineral based industry on a priority basis
  • Increased focus on mineral exploration
  • Development of Mineral Atlas for promoting mineral based industry
  • Human resource capacity building for effective mineral administration
  • IT enablement for efficient mineral administration

Major Clusters / Parks

  • Abundance of Quartz, Quartzite and Silica sand augurs in Anantapur, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam and Nellore districts
  • Clay in East Godavari and Srikakulam districts. Additionally, Ball Clay project already present in Dwaraka Tirumala in West Godavari
  • Major granite resources in Anantapur, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam and Nellore districts. Granite projects present in Prakasam and Srikakulam already
  • Barytes project in Mangampet, Kadapa District

Existing Partners

Upcoming projects