Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Mines
16-December-2011 16:11 IST
Mining Blocks to Value Added Industries
State Governments of Chhattisgarh and Odisha had made representation for allowing State Governments to give preference to value addition in grant of mineral concessions. Accordingly, the draft Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011 (MMDR Bill) proposes that a State Government can give preference to value addition through weightage in the techno-economic and financial competitive bidding process in grant of mineral concession. .

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