Model State Mineral Policy, 2010 - Draft

Minerals are a finite and non-renewable resource, and must be exploited wisely in the larger interest of the State. While on the one hand, mineral exploration brings about increased economic activity and development of the State, it can have adverse social and ecological consequences which must be sincerely and adequately addressed in the interest of wellbeing of all the citizensof the State. Scientific mining has to go hand-in-hand with sustainable management practices for the long-term economic development of the State. The Mineral Policy has been prepared with this perspective in view.