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Bauxite production drops 73% to 7,269 tonne in FY17

Monday, Jan 08, 2018

   Production of bauxite, an aluminium ore, dropped sharply by almost 73 per cent to 7,269 tonnes in 2016-17 compared to 27,146 tonnes in 2015-16, Parliament was informed today.

  Exploration of bauxite is being undertaken by various agencies in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gujarat, Minister of State for Mines Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
  Aluminium, derived mainly from bauxite ore, is widely used in manufacturing of automobiles, aircraft, among others.

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