Final notification of the Minerals (Other the Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021 by Ministry of Mines. This notification has come into effect from 08 Apr 2021.

An Act further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This Act may be called the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2021.

The Ministry of Mines has issued the Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Mineral) Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Mineral) Concession Rules, 2016.

The Lok Sabha, passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment bill 2021 on March 19, 2021. The bill was passed through a voice vote. The Bill seeks to amend the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and provide for the removal of the distinction between captive and merchant mines.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 15 March, 2021. Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi introduced the Bill which amends the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957. The legislation seeks to remove the distinction between captive and merchant mines.

The Ministry of Mines (MoM) have issued the “Draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2021” to further amend the “Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016”.

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board dated 08/02/2021 regarding illegal mining carried out by M/s. Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) and M/s. Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML) along the coastal area of Alappad and Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2021 seeking to amend Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015. As part of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, the draft Amendment Rules is

The mines ministry has made a proposal to terminate the iron ore leases of those working mines that have not started production even after lapse of 7-8 months of auction and have not maintained minimum dispatch for three consecutive quarters.

Written submission by M/s V.V. Mineral in the matter of M/s V.V. Mineral Vs The Member, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Coastal Zonal Management Authority dated 16/01/2021.

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