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Discussion :: Indian Geography - Section 1 (Q.No.6)

6. 

The principal copper deposits of India lie in which of the following places?

[A]. Hazaribag and Singbhum of Bihar
[B]. Khetri and Daribo areas of Rajasthan
[C]. Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh
[D]. Siwaliks in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India's copper ore reserves have been estimated at 400 million tonnes, with a metal content of 5 million tones. The principal copper belt of India lies in Singhbhum and Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. The mining centres are located at Mosabani, Ghatsila, Thobani and Badia of Singbhbum, Hazaribagh of Bihar, the Khetri and Dariba areas of Rajasthan, and Agnigundala of Andhra Pradesh. Total production is 2.6 million tones.

Nany said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Bihar is the leading producer of copper.

Magi said: (Dec 26, 2011)  
India's copper ore reserves have been estimated at 400 million tonnes, with a metal content of 5 million tones. The principal copper belt of India lies in Singhbhum and Hazaribagh in Bihar. The mining centres are located at Mosabani, Ghatsila, Thobani and Badia of Singbhbum, Hazaribagh of Bihar, the Khetri and Dariba areas of Rajasthan, and Agnigundala of Andhra Pradesh. Total production is 2.6 million tones.

Mahesh said: (Oct 17, 2012)  
The principal CU reserves in India is Khetri - rajasthan.

Abhishek said: (Sep 12, 2013)  
So answer could not be B?

Meena said: (Nov 18, 2013)  
Now Hazaribagh and Singhbhum in jharkhand.

In Jharkhand also coal, bauxite, iron mining centres are located.

Tarun said: (Feb 2, 2016)  
Largest producer is Rajasthan (Khetri copper belt) and balaghat in Madhya Pradesh.

A Person said: (Apr 8, 2016)  
Why can't the answer is B?

According to my geography olympiad book, the leading producers of copper are Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. I'm confused, please help me.

Deepshikha said: (Jun 22, 2016)  
I have also read, Khetri in Rajasthan and Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh have copper reserves but in Hazaribagh but not sure.

Utsav Singh said: (Jun 28, 2016)  
Madya Pradesh and Rajasthan are largest producing states of India but the largest copper deposit is in Jharkhand.

Tarique Aziz said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
Well-explained, thank you all.

Sathish Nirmal said: (Mar 30, 2017)  
Those States are in Jharkhand. MadyaPradesh leads the Copper production. But Most of the copper deposits in Jharkhand. According to that Option A is the Correct one.

Taba Amith said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
The major copper mines are the Khetri copper belt in Rajasthan, Singhbhum copper belt in Bihar and Malanjkhand copper belt in Madhya Pradesh. There are more than two answer. Why we choose only Bihar?

Madhu said: (Dec 3, 2017)  
Yes. Jharkhand produced more copper than other.

Nisha Negi said: (May 15, 2018)  
Khetri in Rajasthan is the major copper producer.

Raj said: (Dec 10, 2018)  
Balaghat mines in Madhya Pradesh produce 52 per cent of India's copper. And also Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and Khetri mines in Rajasthan. Largest producing state of copper in India is Madhya Pradesh, While Karnataka, Rajasthan & Jharkhand are back of line for producing copper in India.

Krishna said: (Dec 21, 2019)  
Jharkhand is for coal production and Khatri in Rajasthan is the largest producer of copper.

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