Himachal Pradesh Mineral Policy, 2013

Significant changes have taken place in the knowledge of mineral deposits, legal regime governing mineral development and the long term perspective set in the National Mineral Policy, 2008. Thus taking into consideration, the hilly terrain of Himachal Pradesh where mining considerations are different as compared to the plains, ecological and environmental problems particular to the State, and to meet the growing demand of minerals, there is a need to formulate a well defined Mineral Policy to meet the present challenges for the State of Himachal Pradesh.