EXPLORING MINERAL WEALTH AND INCULCATING SCIENTIFIC APPRECIATION OF MINING

Mineral Production

In Meghalaya, coal and limestone are the main minerals being mined at present. The table below shows the annual production for the past five years in the whole State:

DESPATCH OF LIMESTONE FROM THE STATE

YEAR JAINTIA HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
GARO HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
KHASI HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
TOTAL
(Metric tonnes) Column 2+3+4
1 2 3 4 5
2003-2004 1,90,718 34,768 4,96,264 7,21,750
2004-2005 1,83,091 55,197 4,16,685 6,54,973
2005-2006 5,80,901 51,452 4,11,812 10,44,165
2006-2007 8,88,264 42,383 12,02,080 21,32,727
2007-2008 12,53,947 68,913 7,99,203 21,22,063
2008-2009 14,85,909 69,672 23,20,328 38,75,909
2009-2010 14,97,360 41,687 23,43,106 38,82,153

DESPATCH OF COAL FROM THE STATE

YEAR JAINTIA HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
GARO HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
KHASI HILLS
(Metric tonnes)
TOTAL
(Metric tonnes) (Col.2+3+4)
1 2 3 4 5
2003-2004 39,18,037 10,58,440 4,62,791 54,39,268
2004-2005 36,10,603 11,01,088 6,33,499 53,45,190
2005-2006 38,79,738 11,20,525 5,65,451 55,65,714
2006-2007 40,45,710 11,74,635 5,66,307 57,86,652
2007-2008 43,59,878 13,70,263 8,11,004 65,41,145
2008-2009 28,90,865 15,94,170 10,03,613 54,88,648
2009-2010 37,22,211 15,62,008 4,82,798 57,67,017