Ministry of Mines is in the process of formulation of a National Non-Ferrous Metals (Aluminium and Copper) Scrap Recycling Policy. Accordingly, a draft of the said policy has been prepared and is being circulated for comments from stake holders and the public at large.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 13 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (67 of 1957), the Central Government makes the following rules to amend the Min eral (Auction) Rules, 2015. These rules may be called the Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2020.

An Act further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.

India has opened up the coal sector completely for commercial mining for all local and global firms after easing restrictions on end-use and prior experience in auctions via an ordinance, but the mining minister said the move will not hurt state-monopoly Coal India.

The Union Cabinet has approved National Mineral Policy 2019. The New National Mineral Policy will ensure more effective regulation. It will lead to sustainable mining sector development in future while addressing the issues of project affected persons especially those residing in tribal areas.

In July 2017, the Tanzanian National Assembly enacted three laws, under a certificate of urgency, which together will have a profound impact on the resources sector in Tanzania.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the National Mineral Exploration Trust Amendment Rules, 2018 seeking to amend the National Mineral Exploration Trust Rules, 2015. States will now have to deposit the fund collected under the National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) to the Consolidated Fund of India instead of the trust’s own bank account.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared draft Sand Mining Recommendations which would address concerns of sand mining and ensure availability of sand while maintaining the sustainability in sand mining.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the draft National Mineral Exploration Trust Amendment Rules, 2018 seeking to amend the National Mineral Exploration Trust Rules, 2015.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the draft Mineral Conservation and Development Amendment Rules, 2018 seeking to amend the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2017. As part of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, the draft Amendment Rules is made available.

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