Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Limestone

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Glacial Landforms

Limestone

  • 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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