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”.

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.

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.

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