Indian Sandstone Industry

Indian SandstoneIndia has widespread availability of various qualities of sandstone, specially in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. However, there are various other states where excellent quality sandstone is available in abundance.

Rajasthan
Rajasthan contributes over 90% of the deposits of sandstone. A group of quarries near Bari Railway station in Bharatpur district forms an important source of sandstone. The other locations from where stone is quarried includes - Jodhpur, Kota, Sawai, Madhopur, Bundi, Bikaner, and Bhilwara. The stones from these districts have been used for construction of historic buildings.

Madhya Pradesh
In Madhya Pradesh sandstone is quarried from the parts of Indore, Damoh, Bilaspur, Rewa, Nimar, Sagar, Satna, Raigar,and Shahdol districts, for building purposes.

Other than the above listed two major cities there are various other locations that are important quarrying and processing centers. These are Dholpur, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh, Nimbhahera, Jhalawar, Pali and Jaisalmer, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Bihar, Gujarat, Orissa, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Sandstone for building purposes have also been reported from Haryana, Punjab, Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar. With the availability of sandstone at so many locations, India has estimated geological reserves of over 1,000 million tons of the stone.

The sandstone from the various locations is available in impressive colors and patterns including - red, buff, beige, pink, flaggy and sandstone. The splendid variety encompasses Rainbow, Teak, Kher, Bansi, Pink, Green, Dholpur Red, Mandana.

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