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21 States Have Framed Rules to Curb Illegal Mining - Mr Joshi

Mining News - Published on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

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PTI, citing Parliament, reported that twenty one States, including mineral-rich Jharkhand and West Bengal, have framed rules to check illegal mining. Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha “As per information provided by the Indian Bureau of Mines, 21 State governments... have framed rules to curb illegal mining under Section 23C of the MMDR Act, 1957.”

He said that state governments, he said, are empowered to make rules for the prevention of illegal mining, transportation and storage of major and minor minerals.

In fiscal 2018-19, there were 1.1 lakh cases of illegal mining for both major and minor minerals.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 12 Jul 2019
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