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Mineral Production of India1

Nature volume 85, page 121 (24 November 1910) | Download Citation



THIS quinquennial review of the mineral output of India is probably the last official publication of Sir Thomas Holland in his capacity as Director of the Geological Survey of India, and it is especially appropriate that this should be so, seeing not only that he originated this most useful form of publishing the records of Indian mineral production, but that he has been the first of all the directors of the Survey to recognise that the chief duty of this survey is to assist and encourage the development of the mineral resources of the country. It is an undoubted fact, to which the present report bears eloquent witness, that the mineral production of India increased during Sir Thomas Holland's directorship at a rate with which no previous similar period of Indian history can show any comparison.

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