Ministry of Mines
Table of Contents
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- 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 –
- Planning, development and Control of, and assistance to, all industries dealt with by the Ministry
- Administration and Management of Geological Survey of India.
- Administration and Management of Indian Bureau of Mines etc.
PRADHAN MANTRI KHANIJ KSHETRA KALYAN YOJANA (PMKKKY)
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
OTHER SCHEMES OF MINISTRY OF MINES
Objectives & Features
TAMRA (Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation)
Project SUDOOR DRISHTI
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