The Ministry of Mines on June 18, 2021 has issued the Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Rules, 2015.

The mines ministry has amended the mineral auction rules to remove end-use restrictions for mines to be allocated in future through the competitive bidding route, a move that is expected to enhance production and attract private investments into the sector.

The ministry of Mines on June 10, 2021 has issued the Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession (Third Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016.

The Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2017 (MCD Rules) are framed under section 18 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Amendment) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) to provide for conservation and systematic development of minerals in India.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the Draft Mineral (Auction) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 seeking to amend Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015.

Extensive amendments have been made in the Mines and Mineral (Development and Amendment) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) by the MMDR Amendment Act, 2021 w.e.f.

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 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.

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