Mines Ministry

Mines Ministry to soon move Cabinet on exploration policy

Mines Ministry to soon move Cabinet on exploration policy

The Mines Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet to get approval for National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP) that will pave the way for auction of 100 prospective mineral blocks, boosting India's mining potential.

Jun 17, 2016, 16:18 PM IST

Centre, states to discuss mine auction, DMF at CCEC meet on Tuesday

The Coordination-cum-Empowered Committee CCEC, which is chaired by the Mining Secretary, will also discuss ways to encourage exploration of minerals as well as the status of framing the rules for minor minerals.

Aug 03, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Mines Ministry extends leases of govt firms

Ahead of auction of non-coal minerals, the Mines Ministry has extended the leases of government companies which had applied for renewal in time.

Feb 08, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

Govt will look into import duty on scrap, FTAs: Minister

The Mines Ministry will look into the issue of import duty on scrap, special additional duty and trade pacts with countries, Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said today.

Feb 05, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

Cabinet approves mines ordinance to auction iron ore and other minerals

The Union Cabinet on Monday cleared mines ordinance, that would pave the way for auction of iron ore and other minerals as proposed in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill.

Jan 05, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

Centre examining ore lease proposal to Posco for Rs 52K cr project

"The Posco project work has not started. However, we are optimistic about implementation of the project," Odisha Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick told the state Assembly last week.

Dec 07, 2014, 11:14 AM IST

Mines Min to seek reduction in iron ore fines export duty

Concerned over steep decline in iron ore exports, Mines Ministry will seek from its finance counterpart reduction of duty on fines from the current 30 percent.

Jul 31, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

Law Min advises granting mining licences on existing norms

The Law Ministry has advised the Mines Ministry to continue with existing norms on granting licences for non-coal mines.

Sep 10, 2012, 21:57 PM IST

Panel concerned over Ministry delay in reopening HCL mines

A Parliamentary committee has expressed concern over Mines Ministry's failure to take "expeditious action" to facilitate the re-opening of Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL)'s two closed mines - Rakha and Kendadih.

Apr 26, 2012, 21:34 PM IST

Mines ministry disagrees with panel suggestion on export ban

The Mines Ministry has disagreed with the Justice Shah committee suggestion of banning exports of iron ore and manganese ore to check illegal mining, saying that the export of minerals is guided by policy, and it has referred the matter to the Ministry of Commerce.

Dec 21, 2011, 00:35 AM IST

Mines Min forms expert group to revise royalty on minerals

Mines Ministry has formed an expert group to review royalty rates for all major minerals other than coal, lignite and sand, due for revision next year.

Sep 15, 2011, 16:27 PM IST

MinesMin to circulate Cabinet note on profit sharing with PAPs

The Mines Ministry Wednesday said it will circulate by the end of this week the Cabinet note on the new mines bill, which provides for sharing of profits and royalty with the project-affected people (PAPs).

Aug 24, 2011, 21:39 PM IST

Over 82K illegal mining cases detected in 2010: Mines Ministry

Illegal mining activities witnessed a sharp spike in the country during 2010, with 82,330 cases detected by law enforcement agencies during the year, almost double the 41,578 cases unearthed in 2009, Parliament was informed.

Aug 14, 2011, 12:29 PM IST

`Over 82K illegal mining cases detected in 2010`

Mines Minister Dinsha Patel said that in 2010, the highest number of illegal mining cases were reported in Maharashtra.

Aug 14, 2011, 11:51 AM IST

`Illegal mining has its root in corruption`

The major causes of illegal mining are poor detection and enforcement procedures, poor investigation & prosecution mechanism, corruption, connivance and interference,the Mines Ministry said.

Jun 02, 2011, 18:00 PM IST