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Publication: Study on the potential of building raw materials for local added value in India and Indonesia


31.05.2021 |

As part of the sector programme "Extractives and Development", the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is working on local value creation on construction raw materials and their potentials in developing and emerging countries. In this context, a market study including a potential analysis has been conducted in the metropolitan regions of Surabaya (Indonesia) and Delhi (India).

Construction raw materials are mostly low-priced materials. Nevertheless, if handled correctly, they can have a significant impact on local value addition. The study presents the value chains of selected construction raw materials (sand, clay, limestone, dimension stones, aggregates and gypsum) and associated socio-economic and environmental barriers and potentials.

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, there were considerable delays in the field work, which is why initially only a preliminary version of the study was published. The final study, including the data collected on site, is now available here.

Please contact Hannah Maul for further information.

Construction Raw Materials in India and Indonesia. Final Report

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