"Value Addition of Beach Sand Minerals"

26 November, 2020 ,

About Event

India is endowed with about 30% of the Beach Sand Heavy Minerals (BSM) resources available in Globally, such as Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Sillimanite, Monazite and Garnet, which are used for manufacturing of paint, electronics, electrodes, ceramics, refractories, pharmaceuticals etc.

Minerals like titanium obtained from ilmenite and rutile and monazite find key application in defense, aerospace areas. India has almost 35 % of ilmenite and 18 % rutile and almost 71 % monazite reserves as compared to global reserves. Despite having these natural resources, India play no significant role in production or processing of up-stream rare earth materials. Due to limited expertise in the downstream sector, India exports its upstream products and imports rare earth containing intermediate products required for various applications. India has proven its expertise in the upstream sectors, which includes exploration, mining and mineral recovery and shown limited expertise in the downstream sectors of the rare earth value chain.

Beach Sand Minerals Industry could yield more than Rs 5,000 crore in annual turnover to the exchequer and has potential to grow multifold. India’s Beach Sand Minerals industry can more vigorously support the Government, end user industries, local community and could potentially grow globally, if it is supported with a set of policy reforms.

With this backdrop, ASSOCHAM is organizing a Webinar on "Value Addition of Beach Sand Minerals" on Thursday, 26th November 2020 from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

We request you to kindly click on the below link to register for the webinar: -

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For any further information, you may contact to Mr. Nirmal Singh (
nirmal.singh@assocham.com), 9315750014).

Thanking you and with warm regards,