5/18/2017· By Dale Benton . @@d_benton . May 18, 2017, 7:04AM. When it comes to major players in the mining industry, the mind often runs to Canada, Australia, or even Russia. Here, Mining Global looks at 10 of the biggest mining companies based in India. Kudremukh is a flagship company under the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, formed in 1976.