Clear 63,395 pending mines leases: Centre

With the increasing number of pending applications seeking permission for mining, the Centre has asked the states to expedite the process of disposing of them at the earliest.

Ministry of Mines in its letter to mining rich states asked all applications should be disposed of in a time bound manner as per the provisions of the Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act (MMDR Act).

Total 63,395 mineral concession applications are pending with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Tamil Nadu as of April 30 of this year.

 In which 42,861 were pending for mining leases (ML), 19,891 for prospecting licenses (PL) and 643 for reconnaissance permits (RP) with these states.

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