Regional Meeting: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, July 28, 2017
For over a decade, the country has debated the need to reform the mining sector byamending the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957.
Scope for duplication of work with other departments
Centre has notified Rules on DMF, which require 10 per cent and 30 per cent royalty as contribution to DMFs; it has also instituted Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY)
Promoting short-term growth over long-term sustainability of the mining sector ? Will not lead to any significant improvement in mining governance ? Will restrict investment, innovation and best practices ? Will lead to reckless mining and poor environmental practices ? Will exacerbate conflicts and alienate local communities further Read more