(i) India is critically deficient in the reserve and production of copper.

(ii) Being malleable, ductile and a good conductor, copper is mainly used in electrical cables, electronics and chemical industries.

(iii) The Balaghat mines in Madhya Pradesh produce 52 per cent of India’s copper.

(iv) The Singhbhum district of Jharkand is also a leading producer of copper.


(v) The Khetri mines in Rajasthan are also famous for copper reserves.