The Law Ministry has advised the Mines Ministry to continue with existing norms on granting licences for non-coal mines.
Mines Minister Dinsha Patel said that in 2010, the highest number of illegal mining cases were reported in Maharashtra.
The major causes of illegal mining are poor detection and enforcement procedures, poor investigation & prosecution mechanism, corruption, connivance and interference,the Mines Ministry said.
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