Minerals

Mining Sector in Kerala
 
The contribution of mining and quarrying sector to Gross State Value Added (GSVA) of Kerala at constant prices is estimated at ₹2,622.9 crore in 2018-19. It shows a decline of 14.6 per cent compared to the previous year. The share of mining and quarrying in GSVA at constant prices decreased from 0.6 per cent in 2017-18 to 0.5 per cent in 2018-19.
 
In 2018-19, nine mining leases for major minerals, 103 quarrying leases for minor minerals, and 1289 dealers' license were granted. In this period, there were 169 registered metal crusher units in Kerala and one prospecting license was granted for minor and major minerals. In Kerala, in 2018-19 the total area covered by mining leases as on September was 104.6 hectares, which is only for granite building stone.
 
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Source : Economic Review 2019