Second State Mining Ministers’ Conference

  • Inaugurated by Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Pralhad Joshi.
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Mohan Yadav was the Chief Guest.
  • Mines Ministers of other States, 80 Secretary level officers, Principal Secretaries/ Special Secretaries (Mines), DGMs/DMGs from 28 States participated.

Key Highlights:

  • Minister of Mines handed over 87 Mineral Exploration reports to State Governments.
  • The notification of rules to implement the Exploration License (EL) regime was released.
  • Finalization of 20 mineral blocks to State Governments to start the EL auction process.
  • Thirteen offshore mineral block reports were handed over for auction.
  • 16 heavy mineral blocks to the Department of Atomic Energy.
  • Five blocks of construction sand to the Administering Authority.
  • Newly notified private exploration agencies were handed over with the accreditation certificates.
  • The Minister launched the Average Sale Price (ASP) module, an online platform for real-time data of submitted returns.
  • Also launched a new template for Star Rating of Mines, an online platform based on the industry feedback and the experience of previous years.
  • Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka received awards.
  • Showcasing the activities of the District Mineral Foundation a Coffee Table book was released.
  • Jharkhand spoke about their Integrated Mines and Mineral Management Policy.
  • Gujarat presented on Innovation in Mining Reforms.
  • Karnataka portrayed its Drone Survey report.
  • Madhya Pradesh their newly launched Sand Policy.
  • Odisha presented its i3MS application.
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