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Tribals to get 26% share from mining profits: Govt

Government on Monday gave an assurance in the Rajya Sabha that tribals would be given 26 per cent share from mining profits and full justice would be done to them if mining activities take place in their area.



New Delhi: Government on Monday gave an
assurance in the Rajya Sabha that tribals would be given 26
per cent share from mining profits and full justice would be
done to them if mining activities take place in their area.

A GoM has been constituted in June for considering the
draft Mines and Minerals Bill, 2010, Mines Minister B K
Handique said during Question Hour.

He said the bill would ensure that issues relating to
ecological balance are kept in mind while carrying out mining
activities, mainly in tribal areas.

"Justice would be done to tribal population, though the
matter is still with the GoM. Tribals would be given share
from mining profits. We have earmarked 26 per cent share from
mining profits for them," the minister said.

He said the draft bill has been prepared on the basis of
policy directions in the National Mineral Policy, 2008, and
Hoda Committee recommendations after consultations with the
stakeholders.

Major issues laid down in the policy include making the
regulatory mechanism more conducive to technology and
investment flows, ensuring transparency in the concession
process, and strengthening the role of Geological Survey of
India and Indian Bureau of Mines.

PTI

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