India’s Mines Ministry seeks to combat illegal mining of minor minerals

June 15, 2017

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With the Indian Mining Tenement System (MTS) for major minerals nearing completion, the Mines Ministry has started laying the foundation for adding minor minerals to the portal in an effort to help mitigate against illegal mining. The inclusion of minor minerals, currently the exclusive legal and administrative domain of provincial governments, to MTS was expected to ensure greater scrutiny and monitoring of the sector that is plagued by illegal mining, a ministry official has said.

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