Government Schemes and Programs

Ministry of Mines – Schemes and Programs

Ministry of Mines

About Ministry

  • The Ministry of Mines, a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to mines in India.
  • Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, other than natural gases, petroleum and atomic minerals, for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel, etc. and for administration of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 in respect of all mines and minerals other than coal, natural gas and petroleum.
  • The Ministry also perform following functions – 
    1. Planning, development and Control of, and assistance to, all industries dealt with by the Ministry
    2. Administration and Management of Geological Survey of India.
    3. Administration and Management of Indian Bureau of Mines etc.



    • To implement various developmental and welfare programs in mining affected areas
    • To minimize/mitigate the adverse impacts, during and after mining, on the environment, health and socioeconomics of people in mining districts
    • To ensure long term sustainable livelihoods for the affected people in mining areas.
Intended beneficiary
    • People living in directly affected areas – where direct mining-related operations such as excavation, mining, blasting, beneficiation and waste disposal are
    • Indirectly affected areas on account of economic, social and environmental consequences due to mining-related operations like by way of deterioration of water, soil and air quality etc.
    • Affected and Displaced Persons and families defined under Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Salient Features
    • It will be implemented by the District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) of the respective districts using the funds accruing to the DMF.
    • DMF are non-profit trusts and is mandated by Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.
    • DMF’s objective is to ‘work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining related operations’.
    • High priority areas – at least 60% of PMKKKY funds to be utilized like drinking water supply, Environment preservation and pollution control measures, Health care, Education, Welfare of Women and Children, Skill development and Sanitation
    • Up to 40% of the PMKKKY funds to be utilized under these heads Physical infrastructure, Irrigation, Energy and Watershed Development and any other measure for enhancing environmental quality in mining district
    • Approval of Gram Sabha will be required for all plans and projects taken under PMKKKY in villages within scheduled areas.





Objectives & Features


TAMRA (Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation)


  • It is a web portal and mobile application, to streamline the process of various statutory clearances required for mining operations.
  • It displays block-wise, state-wise and mineral-wise information of the blocks to be auctioned.




  • It is an MoU between IBM (Indian Bureau of Mines) and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of Department of Space for monitoring of Mining activity through satellite.
  • Bhuvan-based services will be used for the monitoring of periodic changes of the mining areas within mining lease boundary.



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