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Mining Laws and Policies in India

Mining Laws and Policies in India National Mineral Policy, 2019 The policy proposes to grant status of ‘industry’ to mining activity to boost financing of mining for private sector. It focuses on use of coastal waterways and inland shipping for evacuation and transportation of minerals and also encourages dedicated mineral corridors to facilitate the transportation of minerals. It also makes efforts to harmonize taxes, levies & royalty with world benchmarks to help p

Meghalaya Illegal Mining

Meghalaya Illegal Mining According to available government data, Meghalaya has a total coal reserve of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by individuals and communities. In 2011–12, rat-hole mines produced about 10 million tonnes of coal. This large coal production in a small state had a devastating impact on the environment. Some of the areas of Coal mining in Meghalaya are Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills What is a rat hole

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Amendment Bill, 2021

Lok Sabha has passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill,2021 which seeks to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This act regulates the mining sector in India. Key Provisions: The Act empowered the central government to reserve any mine (other than coal, lignite, and atomic minerals) for particular end-use. Such mines are known as captive mines. The Bill removes the distinction between captive and

Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021

Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021 This bill was introduced to streamline the renewal of the auction process for minerals and coal mining rights. What are the key changes? The amendment proposes to allow captive miners of both coal and other minerals to sell up to 50 per cent of their production after meeting the requirements of the end-use plant and on paying additional royalty to the state government. Operators are currently only allowed to us

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021

The Rajya Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021 doing away with the distinction between the captive and non-captive mines, allowing captive mines to sell up to 50% of the minerals excavated during the current year that will also help towards the auctioning of more mines. The MMDR Act, 1957 empowers the central government to reserve any mine as captive mine which is utilised for a specific purpose only. The bill removes the d

Illegal Mining in Meghalaya

Illegal Mining in Meghalaya According to available government data, Meghalaya has a total coal reserve of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by individuals and communities. In 2011–12, rat-hole mines produced about 10 million tonnes of coal. This large coal production in a small state had a devastating impact on the environment. Some of the areas of Coal mining in Meghalaya are Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills What is a rat h

5 trapped in Meghalaya coal mine after dynamite blast

5 trapped in Meghalaya coal mine after dynamite blast A dynamite blast led to the flooding of a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, trapping five labourers. Illegal Mining in Meghalaya According to available government data, Meghalaya has a total coal reserve of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by individuals and communities. In 2011–12, rat-hole mines produced about 10 million tonnes of coal. This large coal production in a

Sand

Sand Sand shall not be treated as minor mineral when used for any of the following purposes namely; purpose of refractory and manufacturer of ceramic, metallurgical purposes, optical purposes, purposes of stowing in coal mines, for manufacture of silvicrete cement, manufacture of sodium silicate and manufacture of pottery and glass. Under MMDRA, 1957 Sand is a minor mineral and sand mining is regulated by State Govts. Sand mining is don

Steps to stop illegal mining in Rajasthan

First read the whole Mining sector of India and then read the following write up. Your retention level will increase exponentially. About Sand Sand is a minor mineral under Section 3(e) of the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957. Section 15 of the MMDR Act, 1957, empowers the State Governments to make rules for regulating the grant of minor mineral concessions. Moreover, Section 23C of the MMDR Act 1957, empowers the State Governments to make rules for prev

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