AP Govt had officially released the White paper on Bauxite Mining in Jerrela deposits located at Chintapalle of Visakhapatnam. As per this paper, AP comes second in India’s overall bauxite production, with 615 bauxite resources in million tonnes. India has produced approximately 15.36 million tonnes of bauxite in 2012-13. Andhra stands as the second richest state in bauxite minerals as per the report.
Bauxite, an essential ore of aluminium is one of the most vital non ferrous metals used in the modern industry. It is an essential ore used in the refractory and chemical industries.
More details have been listed in the white paper as released by the AP State Govt as below: