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Government of India
Ministry of Mines
11-March-2011 19:20 IST
Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act
The draft Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 was hosted on the website of Ministry of Mines ( on 3rd June, 2010. The proposals received from the State Governments with reference to new legislation being framed pursuant to the National Mineral Policy, 2008 are presently under consideration of a Group of Ministers (GoM). Final reaction of the Government will be known on receipt of recommendations of GoM. Since the process involves taking the approval of Parliament, the time by which such legislation would be available cannot be stated.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mines, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.