This section covers general information of Indian States and their mineral resources. Further attempt will be made to compile district-wise information of operating and abandoned mine sites for each state of India. Information of some mines with their satellite imaginary has been also provided for respective states.
Mines are the very source from which springs all temporal power for the strength of government and the earth, whose ornament is the treasury, which is acquired by means of the treasury and the army.
—– Kautilya (C. 340-293 B.C.)