MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES

Key Highlights

  • Annual mineral produce worth INR 10,000 cr (USD 1.5 billion) in FY 2014-15
  • 26 cement plants with installed capacity of 49.9 MTPA
  • Home to 93.5% of India’s Barytes resources
  • Large deposits (327.3 MT) of Heavy Mineral Beach Sands, comprising strategic Titanium-bearing minerals accounting
    for 30% of India’s reserves
  • Abundant availability (7,000 MT) of Quartz, Quartzite, and Silica sand
  • Leading Granite producing state in the country with 132.5 MT of Granite resources
  • 18% share of India’s Bauxite reserves 18% share of India’s Bauxite reserves

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