Andhra Pradesh have a strong mining sector, growing at 10-12 per cent a year. The state have ample Mineral resources & strong mineral based industries like cement, steel and granite. Andhra Pradesh is India’s cement and granite powerhouse and continue to be a dominant producer of coal in South India. The State’s mineral potential will be utilized in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest storehouse of mineral resources in India. A total of 48 minerals were located with vast explored resources of coal, limestone, bauxite,barites, mica, beach sands, granite, limestone slabs etc., and good resources of oil and natural gas, manganese, asbestos, iron ore, ball clay, fireclay gold, diamond, graphite,dolomite, quartz, tungsten, steatite, feldspar, silica sand, Uranium, beach sands minerals. etc. The state stands First in value of mineral production, contributing 9 to 10 percent (Rs. 6583 crores) of the country’s mineral value production and approximately Rs.800 crores by way of foreign exchange. It produces about 80 million tonnes of industrial minerals and 8 million cubic meters of dimensional stones and building material, contributing nearly 865 crores to the State exchequer.