It was amended in and This act forms the basic framework of mining regulation in India. This act is applicable to all mineral except coal, minor minerals and atomic minerals. It details the process and conditions for acquiring a mining or prospecting licence in India. Mining minor minerals comes under the purview of state governments.
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Free for one month and pay only if you like it. Short title, extent and commencement. Declaration as to the expediency of Union control. Prospecting or mining operations to be under licence or lease. Termination of prospecting licences or mining leases. Restrictions on the grant of prospecting licences or mining leases. Maximum area for which a prospecting licence or mining lease may be granted.
Periods for which prospecting licences may be granted or renewed. Periods for which mining leases may be granted or renewed. Royalties in respect of mining leases. Dead rent to be paid by the lessee. Application for prospecting licences or mining leases. Preferential right of certain persons. Registers of prospecting licences and mining leases. Power of Central Government to make rules in respect of minerals.
Power of Central Government to make rules for the grant of prospecting licences or mining leases in respect of territorial waters or continental shelf of India.
Power of State Governments to make rules in respect of minor minerals. Power to modify mining leases granted before 25th October, Special powers of Central Government to undertake prospecting or mining operations in certain lands. Reservation of area for purposes of conservation. Mineral development. Power to authorise Geological Survey of India, etc.
Prospecting licences and mining leases to be void if in contravention of Act. Act and rules to apply to all renewals of prospecting licences and mining leases. Cognizance of offences. Offences by companies. Compounding of offences. Power to search. Power of State Government to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.
Power of entry and inspection. Rights and liabilities of a holder of prospecting licence or mining lease. Recovery of certain sums as arrears of land revenue. Delegation of powers. Protection of action taken in good faith. Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament and certain rules to be approved by Parliament. Existing rules to continue. Power of revision of Central Government. Special provisions relating to mining leases for coal granted before 25th October, Relaxation of rules in special cases.
Amendments to Act 53 of Validation of certain acts and indemnity. Beryl and other beryllium bearing minerals. Lithium-bearing minerals. Niobium-bearing minerals. Phosphorites and other phosphatic ores containing uranium. Pitchblende and other uranium ores. Titanium-bearing minerals and ores ilmenite, rutile and leucoxene. Tantallium-bearing minerals. Uraniferous allanite, monazite and other thorium minerals. Uranium-bearing tailings left over from ores after extraction of copper and gold, ilmenite and other titanium ores.
Zirconium-bearing minerals and ores including zircon. Chrome ore. Copper ore. Iron ore. Manganese ore. Precious stones. The First Schedule subs. Item 8 omitted by Act 38 of , sec.
Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957
It was the 7th ordinance by the National Democratic Alliance government since it took power in May These mines were being operating even though the state had not given them renewal leases. The state was given 6 months to resolve the issues. During this period, Odisha renewed 8 leases. A fixed percentage to the revenue of any mine will be allocated to development of the area around it, to be called a District Mineral Foundation.
Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act
Free for one month and pay only if you like it. Short title, extent and commencement. Declaration as to the expediency of Union control. Prospecting or mining operations to be under licence or lease.