State guidelines for submission of mineral concession proposal

Revised guidelines by Ministry of Mines for states on submission of mineral concession proposals. States can now recommend cases for areas not prospected if they are satisfied about the establishment of existence of mineralization. In context of para 7.2 of the new policy related to zero-waste mining and unscientific mining, establishment of the existence of mineralization needs to be quantified through documentary evidence for preparation of a scientific mining plan.