The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 seeking to amend the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 2002.

All minerals in offshore areas, including atomic minerals, but crude oil and other hydrocarbons, are governed by the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 2002.

An act to provide for development and regulation of mineral resources in the territorial waters, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone and other maritime zones of India.