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Government of India
Ministry of Mines
11-March-2011 19:14 IST
Contribution of Mining Sector to the GDP

The contribution of mining and quarrying sector (excluding Atomic minerals & metals) to the Gross Domestic product (GDP) at current prices in 2009-10 was 2.52%.

 

          Diversion of Forest Land for mining Under FC Act 1980, from 1.1.2008 to 8.3.2011 is given below:

Year  ----->

Year 2008

Year 2009

Year 2010

Year 2011(by 8.3.2011)

No.of Cases

Area Diverted

No.of Cases

Area Diverted

No.of Cases

Area Diverted

No.of Cases

Area Diverted

Approved

112

8227.06

77

4700.93

53

5370.01

7

438.49

In-Principle

29

2472.2

31

2406.52

48

8430.34

12

1544.98

Total

141

10699.3

108

7107.45

101

13800.4

19

1983.47

 

          As per available information, 71.66 Million Tonnes, 79.92 Million Tonnes and 72.68 Million Tonnes waste generated in the year 2007-08,  2008-09 and 2009-10 respectively.

 

          This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mines, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply in the         Lok Sabha today.

 

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