These rules may be called The Rajasthan Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015. They shall extend to the whole of the State of Rajasthan including the areas in which Bapi and proprietary rights are claimed. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Rajasthan Gazette.

Rajasthan Mineral Policy 2015 released by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje raises the mineral exploitation area in the state to 1.5% from the existing 0.54%. Increasing the number of minerals under mining from 57 to 79 it calls upon the industry to adopt modern environmentally acceptable technology for exploring the mineral riches.

The central government released final rules for mineral auction, which for the first time gives states the freedom to earmark a certain percentage of mines for end use and auction them.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 13 of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 (67 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely: These rules may be called the Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Rules, 2015.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on coal mining by private companies, 09/03/2015.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Mineral Based Plants in Maharashtra , 04/03/2015. And also includes the details of mineral based plants existing and likely to be established in the State of Maharashtra.

The draft policy on scientific mining released by the State Planning Board proposes to encourage geomapping of mineral resources in the state and minimising of environmental damage. The new Scientific Mining Policy describes itself as a three legged stool.

Africa needs power - to grow its economies and enhance the welfare of its people. Power for all is still a long distance away - two thirds of the population remains without electricity and enterprises rank electricity as a top constraint to doing business. This sub-optimal situation coexists while vast energy resources remain untapped.

After renewing nearly 43 iron ore mining leases by signing lease deeds in the last one month, the State government notified ‘The Goa Grant of Mining Leases Policy, 2014’. The policy, notified following the recent Mines and Minerals Development Regulation (MMDR) Act amendment ordinance 2015, has no changes in it.

An Ordinance further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This Ordinance may be called the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015.