Mineral Resources

 

 

Impact of slow down in the production of mining sector during the year 2013-14 compared to the previous year is also another contributing factor for weak industrial performance in Assam despite the State is richly endowed with mineral resources. The reason behind low production is due to existence of deposits in disadvantageous locations. During the year 2013-14, except production of Sulphur, the production of coal was 40.0 percent less compared to the production in 2010-11, production of Crude Oil was 6.1 percent less over 2011-12, Natural Gas production was 2.6 percent less over 2011-12, Lime Stone production was 28.8 percent less over 2012-13. The production of Sulphur, on the other hand, recorded 44.0 percent increase during the year 2013-14 over the previous year.

 

Mineral Production in Assam, 2003-04 to 2013-14:

 

Index of Mineral production in Assam (Base: 2004-2005=100), 2009-10 to 2013-14:

 

Colliery-wise Production of Coal in Assam, 2010-11 to 2013-14:

 

Gross Production of Natural Gas and Quantity of Gas Flared Assam, 2008-09 to 2013-14: