India boasts vast reserves of various types of dimension stones and is recognised as a leading global producer of these stones. It’s renowned for its exceptional granite quarries, offering a wide range of granite, over 200 shades. With its significant share of the world’s granite resources, exceeding 20%, India stands as a powerhouse in the global granite industry.

Granite, a light-coloured rock, comprises feldspars, plagioclase, quartz (about 35%), and smaller amounts of mafic minerals (approximately 45%) like biotite, hornblende, pyroxene, and iron oxides. However, in business, “granite” is often used interchangeably with any crystalline rocks exhibiting attractive hues and durability, suitable for quarrying, cutting, and polishing, and commonly employed for decorative purposes.

Granite’s allure lies in its ability to attain a mirror-like polish, impressive strength, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Highly valued for its durability and resilience against wear, tear, and weathering, granite is a favoured material for both construction and decorative applications.

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Granite Mines: Colour Classification 

Based on the classification by colour, it can be discovered that approximately 7% of the total resources consist of black granite, while the majority, around 92%, is made up of coloured granite. A small portion, approximately 1%, of the available resources falls under the category of unclassified grade.

Source: Indian Bureau Of Mines, Government Of India

Granite Blocks at Quarry

Granite Quarries And Production Units – Prominent Indian States 

Several states in India serve as key centres for granite quarrying and production, making a substantial contribution to the country’s total granite output and export. Every state provides distinct types of granite.

An examination of granite resources on a state-by-state level reveals a varied distribution, with Karnataka and Rajasthan taking the lead, each accounting for roughly 20% of the overall resources. Jharkhand and Gujarat closely follow, accounting for 19% and 18% of the resources respectively. Significantly, Andhra Pradesh contributes 5% of the resources, whilst Madhya Pradesh and Odisha individually represent 4%.

Source: Indian Bureau Of Mines, Government Of India

The main sources of granite quarrying and production are typically Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat. It is worth noting that a significant portion of the granite mined in Gujarat is either sent to Rajasthan or exported for cutting and processing. 

States like Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha possess substantial granite resources, yet their participation in major granite quarrying and production remains limited. Infrastructure constraints, market dynamics, governmental policies, and the concentration of processing centers in states like Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana contribute to this scenario. However, these states hold significant potential for future development and could augment the supply chain for existing granite processing hubs.

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  • Rajasthan: Rajasthan, known for its rich marble deposits, also has granite quarries and production units. Jalore, Sirohi, Pali, Ajmer and Udaipur districts are prominent areas for granite extraction and processing. (Source: Govt of Rajasthan – Department of Mines & Geology)
  • Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest producers of granite in India. It is particularly known for its abundant granite quarries and processing units. Regions such as Srikakulam, Chittoor, Prakasam, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam and Kurnool are prominent for granite production. (Source: Govt. of Andra Pradesh, Department of Mines and Geology)
  • Telangana: Telangana, which was previously part of Andhra Pradesh until 2014, also has a significant granite industry. Warangal and Karimnagar districts are notable for their granite quarries and production units. (Source: Govt. of Telangana. Department of Mines & Geology)
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu is another major producer of granite in India. The districts of Madurai, Krishnagiri, Salem, and Dharmapuri are well-known for their granite quarries and processing units. (Source: Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Department of Mines & Geology)
  • Karnataka: Karnataka has a considerable granite industry, with clusters of quarries and production units in regions such as Bangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, and Chamarajanagar districts. (Source: Karnataka State Minerals Corporation Limited)
  • Odisha: Districts including Nayagarh, Balangir, Koraput, Rayagada, and Sundargarh, in addition to Berhampur, Paralakhemundi, Titilagarh, and the vicinity of Jeypore, contain granite quarries and manufacturing facilities (Source:
  • Gujarat: Gujarat also has a presence in the granite industry, with production units located in regions like Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, and Aravalli districts. (Indian Express, English News Daily)
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Indian Granite Quarries Producing Renowned Granite – Statewise

India is home to some of the finest granite deposits in the world, offering a wide range of over 200 shades. Among these options, prime varieties showcase various colours, textures, and structures. These prime varieties possess a significant amount of resources. Commercial names for granite often derive from factors like its origin, colour, and exhibited patterns.

Andhra Pradesh: Black galaxy, Srikakulam blue, Steel grey, Paradiso, Anantapur grey, Silver galaxy, etc.

Gujarat: Crystal Yellow, Crystal Blue, G D Brown etc.

Karnataka: Ruby red, Himalayan blue, Sira grey, Red multi, Tumkur porphyry, Hassan green, Magadi pink, Tiger black, etc.

Madhya Pradesh: Jhansi red, Ruby Red

Odisha: Berhampur blue (lavender blue), Silver grey, Chilka blue, Jeypur and Keonjhar black, ikon brown, sweet green granite, etc.

Rajasthan: Imperial red, Classic red, Chima pink, Rosy Pink, Lakha red granite etc. Explore the range of Rajasthan Granites.

Tamil Nadu: Kashmir white, Rawsilk, Paradiso, Pink multi, Colombo Juparana, Tiger skin, Kunnam black, Turaiyur blue, etc.

Telangana:  Tan Brown Granite, Jet Black, Cherry Red, Black Granite, Srikakulam Blue, Sapphire Brown etc. 

Global Granite Industry: 

The top five granite-producing countries in descending order are China, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

The USA currently consumes the most granite globally, with imports from Brazil, China, and India largely fulfilling its demand.

The European Union (EU) is one of the world’s biggest markets for Natural Stone Industry. India has also been one of the key players in the global export of natural stones, with a substantial share in global exports.

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