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Draft National Mineral Policy - Public comments invited till Feb 9, 2018

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, JAN 11, 2018: THE Union Ministry of Mines has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. K Rajeswara Rao, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines to suggest a draft National Mineral Policy on 14.8.2017. It includes representatives of state governments, Ministries, Professional Bodies, Industry Associations and the committee has also consulted NGOs and many other stakeholders by co-opting them.

The Committee has been constituted in the wake of Supreme Court’s judgment dated 2.8.2017 in WP(C) 114 of 2014 ordering for revisiting National Mineral Policy. The term of the committee was extended up to 31.12.2017. The committee submitted the report to Ministry of Mines on 31.12.2017 suggesting a draft National Mineral Policy.
 
As part of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, the draft National Mineral Policy is made available on the website of the Ministry at www.mines.gov.ininviting comments/suggestions from the general public, Governments of States and Union Territories, Mining Industry, Stake Holders, Industry Associations, and other persons and entities concerned, on the draft National Mineral Policy. The last date for receipt of the comments/suggestions is February 9, 2018.


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