IL­LE­GAL IRON ORE

Mis­match in pro­duc­tion and ex­port

Down to Earth - - SPECIAL REPORT -

19.9%

of the to­tal iron ore pro­duc­tion in In­dia dur­ing 2011-12 was from Goa. This es­tab­lished Goa as the sec­ond­largest iron ore pro­ducer in the coun­try.

Source: In­dian Bureau of Mines

33.4 MT*

was the to­tal pro­duc­tion of iron ore in in Goa in 2011-12

Source: In­dian Bureau of Mines

43.27 MT

iron ore was ex­ported from Goa in 2011

Source: Goa Min­eral Ore Ex­porters’ As­so­ci­a­tion

155.37 MT

iron ore pro­duced in Goa dur­ing 2006-11

Source: CEC re­port

194.93 MT

iron ore ex­ported from Goa dur­ing 2006-11 Source: CEC re­port

39.56 MT

ex­cess amount of iron ore ex­ported from Goa com­pared to the pro­duc­tion be­tween 2006 and 2011. The ex­cess quan­tity is il­le­gally mined iron ore in the state, says CEC

* mil­lion tonnes

SU­NITA NARAIN / CSE

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