Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2023
The Government of Karnataka on March 17, 2023 published the Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2023 to further amend the Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1994. These rules shall come on March 17, 2023. The following has been amended namely: In rule 2 which states "definitions" in sub-rule (1)- (i) in clause (a-2), for the letters “GPS”, the words, brackets and letters “Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)”, shall be substituted. (ii) after clause (a-a), the following shall be inserted, namely:- “(a-b) “Additional Payment” means forty percent of royalty payable by the holder of lease or sand quarrying license and working permission, as specified under rule 3-A, in addition to royalty;” (iii) after clause (c), the following shall be inserted, namely:- “(c-1) “Dead Rent” means the minimum amount payable in a year by the person granted a quarry lease or licence under these rules irrespective of the fact as to whether he operates or not or could operate the area fully or partly”.