The Ministry of Mines has prepared the Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2021 seeking to amend Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015. As part of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, the draft Amendment Rules
Mines Act 1957
The Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, (other than natural gas and petroleum) for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel etc. and for administration of the Mines and Minerals ( Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) in respect of all mines and minerals other than coal and lignite.
This is the final report of Justice M B Shah Commission on illegal mining of iron ore and manganese in Goa. Says that lack of coordination within the Ministry of Environment and forests led to the illegalities and consequential ecological damage.