Almost all of haematite resources of India is confined to which among the following five states of India?
The total resources of iron ore as per UNFC are placed at 25,249 million tonnes as on 1.4.2005. Out of these, the iron ore (hematite) resources are placed at 14,630 million tonnes of which 13,916 million tonnes (95 per cent) resources are distributed mainly in Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Goa. The resources of very high grade ore are limited and are restricted mainly in Bailadila sector of Chhattisgarh and to a lesser extent in Bellary-Hospet area of Karnataka and Barajamda sector in Jharkhand and Odisha. Iron ore (magnetite) resources are placed at 10,619 million tonnes of which only 59 million tonnes constitute reserves located mainly in Goa, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. The remaining 10,500 million tonnes (99 per cent), magnetite resources are under remaining resources category mainly in Karnataka (74 per cent) and Andhra Pradesh (14 per cent). Other deposits are located in Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha. [India Year Book 2015]
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