Revised process for obtaining, extending and executing mineral exploration license

Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2024 provides that a bidder shall submit only one bid in an auction of a mineral block and no affiliate of a bidder shall submit a bid in the same auction …

Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Amendment Rules, 2024

The amendment provides that respect of any mineral specified in Part D of the First Schedule to the Act, in order to identify mineral potentiality of a block based on the available geoscience data where …

Allocation of Remaining Quantities of Raw Petroleum Coke

It was unanimously decided to distribute the remaining 0.4 million tonnes of RPC to all eligible calciners on a pro-rata basis, following the existing methodology adopted by the DGFT. Certain criteria were laid out, including …

Ministry of coal to commence 8th round of auction of commercial coal mines

Ministry of coal makes efforts to stop importing of coal with the main focus on production of coal within the nation. The mines being auctioned are spread across coal bearing States of Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, …

Guidelines for support in the mining and mineral sector

The Ministry of Mines has issued GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORT TO MINING RESEARCH to plan, support and coordinate mining, mineral and metal based research in public interest for enhancing the understanding of the mines and geology, …

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2023

The holder of the exploration licence shall, within three months of the completion of the operations for which licence has been granted, or of the date of expiry of the exploration licence, whichever is earlier, …

Clarification regarding Mining Surveillance System (MSS)

The system checks a region of 500 meters around the existing mining lease boundary using satellitic imagery to search for any unusual activity which is likely to be illegal mining. Any discrepancy found is flagged-off …

Amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1966

These amendments aim to enhance and update the regulatory framework governing minor mineral mining activities in the state.

Revival of Coal MDO Contracts

NITI Aayog had recommended that instead of amending the CMSP Act, Ministry of Coal may insert a clause in the Coal Mine Development & Production Agreement signed between the Government and the Government companies’ allottees …

Ministry of Coal incentivizes private sector companies for developing coal gasification projects

A provision has been made for a 50% rebate in revenue share for all future commercial coal block auctions for the coal used in gasification purposes provided the coal quantity used for gasification is at …

KhananPrahari App to check illegal coal mining

It is a Mobile App of the Ministry of Coal for Reporting Illegal Coal Mining and a tool for reporting any illegal coal mining incident through geo-tagged photographs and textual information by any citizen from …

Press Release on Measures taken to attain “Self Sufficiency” in Steel Production

The release elucidates that the government has taken measures to provide and environment of self-sufficiency in steel productions. These measures include the notification of Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Specialty Steel with an outlay of …

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