Jaipur:In a bid to make full use of the natural resources and enhance employment opportunities, the state government has decided to allot mining licenses of two major minerals, iron ore and limestone, only to those companies who are keen to set up plants or value addition processing units in the state.

Stressing on industrialisation and employment generation, there has been a major shift in the government’s policy of leasing out mines of iron ore and limestone. From now on the mining licenses of these two minerals will be issued to only to those companies who’ll use the cement grade limestone and steel grade iron ore only in cement and steel plants, respectively.