These two states produce about 27 per cent of the total limestone production in India. The extensive deposits occur in Jabalpur, Bilaspur, Damoh, Rewa and Satna districts. The other producing districts are Bastar, Betul, Raigarh, Durg.
2. Andhra Pradesh:
It produces about 16 per cent of the total limestone production in India. It is the second largest producer and the main producing districts are Cuddappah, Vishakhapatnam, Kurnool, Guntur, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Warangal and Mahbubnagar.
Rajasthan, the third largest producer (14 per cent), has limited reserves of limestone. Here the cement grade limestone is obtained from Ajmer, Banswara, Dungarpur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sirohi, Tonk, Bundi, Alwar, Sawai Madhopur, Nagaur, Udaipur and Pali districts.
In Gujarat, good quality of limestone is produced in Banaskantha district. The other limestone producing districts are Amreli, Kachchh, Junagarh, Surat, Kheda, Panch Mahal and Sabarkantha districts. The state produces about 10 per cent of total production.
The cement grade limestone is mainly produced in Bijapur, Belgaum, Shimoga, Chittradurga, Tumkur, Mysore and Gulbarga districts.
Karnataka produces about 8 per cent of the total production in India. Other limestone producing states are Tamil Nadu (Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirrappalli, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai and Thanjavur districts); Maharashtra (Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Nanded and Ahmednagar districts); Himchal Pradesh, (Bilaspur, Kangra and Chamba districts); Orissa (Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Kalahandi districts); Haryana, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.