This report on the MMDR bill 2011 presented by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal & Steel says that no mining lease shall be granted in respect of any area, which is not compact and contiguous or otherwise not suitable in scientific development.

These rules may be called the Odisha Minerals (Prevention of Theft, Smuggling and Illegal Mining and Regulation of Possession, Storage, Trading and Transportation) Amendment Rules, 2013. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Odisha Gazette.

These rules may be called the Punjab Minor Mineral Rules, 2013. These rules shall be applicable throughout the State of Punjab. They shall come into force on and with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

The main challenges the new NMP-2013 seeks to address revolve around the following five broad themes: Increasing the economic contribution of mining sector to Pakistan’s economy through more private investment; Being competitive for scarce and mobile international capital for investment in the mining sector through a stable and enabling environm

This recent CAG audit report on receipts and royalties from mining in Chhattisgarh for the period period 2006-07 to 2010-11 reveals that a large number of stone crusher leases were operating without environmental consent.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 15 and section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, the Governor of Haryana hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Haryana Minor Mineral Concession, Stocking, Transportation of Minerals and Prevention of Illegal Mining Rules, 2012.

This CAG audit report on controls & systems for sustainable mining in Karnataka, submitted in the legislative assembly recently revealed a number of system and compliance deficiencies in the assessment, collection and accounting of revenue involving monetary implication of Rs 3414.45 crore.

The CEC set up the Supreme Court submitted this interim report on its investigation into illegal mining by various entities in Goa. It includes details about the loss to the environment and the economy by way of illegal mining.

A Bill further to amend the Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Act, 1974. This Act may be called the Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Act, 2012.

Read text of the controversial Meghalaya Mines and Minerals Policy approved by the state cabinet to facilitate systematic and scientific utilization of mineral resources keeping in view the protection of environment, land, health and safety of people in and around the mining areas.

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