The total reserves of Lead and Zinc ores as of a couple of years back are estimated at 709.04MT. Of these, 14.5% fall under 'reserves' category while balance 85.5% are classified as 'remaining resources'. The country enjoys self-sufficiency in respect of Zinc. In fact, Production of Zinc is more than its consumption.
India is the 5th largest producer of zinc concentrate, and has the world’s largest zinc mine, Rampura Agucha owned by Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL). HZL is the sole integrated zinc producer in the country and dominates the zinc smelting industry representing more than 96% of total domestic output.
Zinc Industry Growth
Zinc and Lead production in the country is expected to grow at a robust CAGR of 6.8% between 2016 to 2020 . India has transformed itself from being a net importer 12 years ago to become a net exporter of zinc.