Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Complaints of illegal mining, 20/03/2017. Section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation), 1957 (MMDR Act, 1957), empowers State Governments to frame rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals for the purposes connected therewith.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Reforms in Mining Sector, 09/03/2017. Reforms in the mining sector were brought about by amending the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 through the MMDR Amendment Ordinance, 2015 which was promulgated on 12th January, 2015.

The Mines Ministry has decided to impose a penalty of up to Rs.500,000 on those who violate provisions of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 2017. The ministry has notified the new rules which will be supersede Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 1988. It had a provision of fine of Rs.50,000, or imprisonment up to two years.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 (I.A.NO. 1493 @ CONMT.PET.(C)NO.280/2003 IN W.P.(C) NO. 202/1995) regarding mining leases in the state of Karnataka.

Supreme Court directs that the state of Karnataka will not grant any mining lease except in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and other statutory requirements.

The government is considering capping the amount of coal blocks that a company can hold. The clause is part of the draft coal block allocation guidelines issued for public comments by the coal ministry and would apply to mines other than the 204 blocks that were cancelled by the Supreme Court in October 2014.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Mining of Iron Ore and Manganese, 17/11/2016. As per section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957, State Governments have been empowered to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary to regularly review the matter pertaining to alternative mining plan with the Centre and address all issues on time.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the draft rules named “The Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2016” under section 18 of the MMDR Act, 1957, for the conservation and systematic development of minerals and for the protection of environment and for purposes connected therewith.

State does not have mechanism to check ore grades and quantity; DMG suffers `22 crore loss on account of non-collection of various fees

The Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat has prepared the draft rules named, "The Gujarat Mineral (Prevention of Illegal Mining and Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2016" for the provisions relating to prevention of illegal mining and transportation and storage of mineral under section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Developme

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