West Bengal (Raniganj, Burdwan, Bankura, Purulia,
Birbhum, Jalpaigudi, Darjeeling), Jharkhand (Jharia, Giridih, Kharhawadi,
Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Karnapura, Rampur, Palamau), Orisa ( Rampur, Hindgir,
Talcher, Sambhal), Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh (Rewa, Pench valley,
Umaria, Korba, Sohagpur, Mand river area, Kanha valley, Betul), etc. Power
sector is the largest consumer of coal in India followed by steel industry,
cement industry, etc
Assam (Digboi, Naharkatiya, Badarpur, Masinpur and
Pallharia), Gujarat (Ankleshwar, Khambat, Kalol), Mumbai High, Bassein
(south of Mumbai High), etc. Recently oil has been discovered in Cauvery
basin, Krishna and Godawari basin, Khambat basin, etc.
There are 18 refineries in India, 16 in public sector,
one in joint sector and one in private sector. Public sector refineries are
located at Digboi, Guwahati, Mumbai (2), Panipat, Narimanam, Mumanigarh and
Tatipaka, Joint sector refinery is at Mangalore. The private sector
refinery of Reliance Limited is at Jamnagar.
India possesses Haematite, a very high-grade iron ore. In
Madhya Pradesh (Bailadila, Jabalpur), Goa ( North Goa), karnataka
(Bababudan hills, Chikmagalur, hospet), Jharkhand (Singhbhum, Naomundi),
Andhra Pradesh, Orisa. India is the fifth largest exporter of iron ore I
the world. Japan id the biggest buyer accounting for about 3/4 of India’s
total Exports. Major ports handling iron ore export are Vishakhapatnam, Paradip,
Marmagao and Mangalore.
Chief ore for producing aluminium. In Orissa (Kalahandi,
Koraput, Sandargarh Bolangir, Sambalpur), Jharkhand (Lohardaga. Gumla),
Madhya Pradesh ( Jabalpur, Mandla, Shahol, Katni, Balaghat), Maharashtra,
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka (Kolar, Hutti, Raichur), Andhra Pradesh
(Ramgiri and Yeppamanna goldfields in Chittor and Anantapur distrists)