India has a unique blend of big and small, manual and mechanised, opencast and underground mines. The total number of working coal mines as on date are 572, in the oil sector there are 29 oil projects excluding installations off-shore beyond territorial waters. As far as metaliferous mines are concerned, a fair estimate indicates about 6000. The total workforce of the mining industry in India consists of about one million workers.
The sector is witnessing a lot of growth primarily due to the rise in infrastructure development and automotive production. Power and cement industries are also aiding growth, while the demand for iron and steel is set to continue, given the strong growth expectations for the residential and commercial building industry.
There is also a significant scope for new mining capacities in iron ore, bauxite and coal and considerable opportunities for future discoveries of sub- surface deposits. In February 2017, the country’s coal ministry allowed private companies to engage in mining activities for commercial purposes.
With this overview and a clear vision of the development needs of the country, the Mining industry requires the technological know how of state-of-the-art mining equipment and mining machinery to leverage its true potential.
JCB, the leading mining equipment manufacturer, has a range of mining equipment and mining machinery that is exceptionally suited for the stone quarrying and mining industry. From excavation, hauling and loading to road maintenance, dozing, power backup and maintenance, JCB’s range of Wheeled Loaders and Excavators are the perfect mining machine partners.
From 20 tonnes to 38 tonnes, JCB mining excavators are the ultimate mining machines when it comes to delivering against various performance parameters including output and fuel efficiency, reliability and durability and very critical to this industry, mining equipment service and guaranteed mining machine support.
The JCB Wheeled Loaders spanning from 3 tonnes – 5 tonnes boast of industry-leading performance and operating cost that deliver best-in-class output amongst mining equipment and mining machinery.
Amongst mining equipment manufacturers in India, JCB offers unique advantages of high productivity for lower cost per tonne and low operation and maintenance cost, making it the preferred choice for mining equipment and mining machinery amongst the industry.