Which state is the Largest Producer of Mica in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

In India, Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of mica. It is a silicate mineral popularly known as sheet silicate because it forms in separate layers. Overall, India ranks 8th among the major producers of mica in the world, with Andhra Pradesh being the largest mica-producing state with an estimated production of 7626 tonnes in 2013–14, followed by Rajasthan (6635 tonnes) and Bihar (3381 tonnes).

Largest Mica Producer State of India

Mica is widely distributed and can be found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous environments. The 34 phyllosilicate minerals that make up the mica group are layered or platy in structure. The mica minerals muscovite (potash or white mica) and phlogopite are significant for industry (magnesium or amber mica).

  • Andhra Pradesh is the biggest producer of Mica in India with a production of 7626 tonnes in the year 2013-14.
  • Around a time span of 100 years, there was a considerable demand for Mica produced in India in the world market, but due to technological improvements, there has been a decline in the demand, supply, and production of Mica in India.
  • Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh is famous for the production of Mica.
  • The top four leading producers of Mica in India are Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Jharkhand respectively.
  • India ranks in the 8th position in the world in the production of Mica.

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