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.

An Act to reform the law on regulation and management of mining activities in the country for long term development of mining sector, building global value chain, ensuring broad-based ownership, achieving economy of scale of mines, enhancing transparency and accountability, and ensure environment-friendly and socially responsible mining.

Mining is a central pillar of Senegal’s economy and is expected to play a significant role in the country’s continued social and economic development. On the legislative and policy front, strides have been made in recent years to strengthen governance in the sector.

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.

The National Mineral Exploration policy (NMEP) can provide an impetus to exploration and generate a continuous flow of mineral blocks to be auctioned, according to an EY report titled' Indian minerals exploration - play to win.' With only 10% of the 8 lakh sq.

Twelve critical minerals could play an important role in the success of the Make in India programme and the sustainable growth of the Indian economy, according to a study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

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

The Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat has prepared the draft rules named, "The Gujarat Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2016" for the provisions relating to grant and regulation of mineral concessions of minor mineral under section 15 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

In a bid to attract private investments including foreign direct investment into the business of mineral exploration, the government cleared a new National Mineral Exploration Policy (NEMP). It policy allows for making the basic geoscience data, a pre-requisite for investments in the sector, to be made publicly available

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