IAS: Indian Geography Limestone

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  • it is either composed of calcium carbonate or double carbonate of calcium and magnesium.

  • M P is the largest producer (25%).

  • Limestone is mainly used in cement industry.

  • In M P areas are Jabalpur, Bilaspur, Betul, Raigarh, Raipur, Damoh, Durg, Sagar and Rewa.

  • Second is Andhra pradesh (18%), Cuddappah, Kurnool, Guntur, Krishna, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Warangal, Mahboobnagar.

  • Third is Rajasthan (10.5%): Jhunjhunu, Banshara, Bundi, Jodhpur, Sirohi, Ajmer, Bikaner, Kota, Tonk, Alwar, Dungarpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittor, Pali, Nagaur and Udaipur.

  • Fourth is Gujarat (9.5%), Kutch, Surat, Kheda, Junagarh and Panchmahal.

  • Fifth is Karnataka (9%), Gulbarga, Chitradurg, Tumkur, Mysore, Shimoga, Bijapur, Belgam.

  • In addition are Sikkim (8%), Maharashtra (7.8%) (Chandrapur, Nanded and Ahmadnagar), Orissa (2.5%) Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Kalahandi.

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