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, 2015.

Lok Sabha on 3 March 2015 passed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 to replace ordinance promulgated in this regard. The bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 in order to regulate the mining sector in the country.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 24, 2015.  The Bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.  The Bill replaces the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015 promulgated on January 12, 2015.

After renewing nearly 43 iron ore mining leases by signing lease deeds in the last one month, the State government notified ‘The Goa Grant of Mining Leases Policy, 2014’. The policy, notified following the recent Mines and Minerals Development Regulation (MMDR) Act amendment ordinance 2015, has no changes in it.

An Ordinance further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This Ordinance may be called the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015.

Rajasthan government is planning to increase reserve area for mining activities by three times. At present the state government has given mining lease of 1,846 square km, which is 0.54 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. Now the government is going to increase it to 1.5 per cent in the new mining policy.

A draft of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Rules, 2014 which the Central Government proposes to make under the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2014 was placed in the website of the Government of India, Ministry of Coal requesting the members of public and all the persons likely to be affected thereby to submit their objections and

A Bill to provide for allocation of coal mines and vesting of the right, title and interest in and over the land and mine infrastructure together with mining leases to successful bidders and allottees with a view to ensure continuity in coal mining operations and production of coal, and for promoting optimum utilisation of coal resources consist

The Ministry of Mines has prepared a draft of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2014 seeking to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

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