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Requirement of Mining Plan and Review of Mining Plan

A new thrust to the mineral development activity in the country has been given as per the provisions of the Section 5(2)(b) of the Mines & Minerals (Regulation & Development) Act, 1957. Accordingly the application for grant of mining lease should be accompanied by a mining plan duly approved by the Central Govt. or the State Govt., in respect of such category of mines as may be specified by the Central Govt.In 1999 major amendments were made and the MM(R&D) Act has been renamed as Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act,1957, thus giving more thrust on the development of mining industry rather than regulation. Also State Govt. officers have been authorised to approve mining plans and schemes of mining of opencast mines in respect of 29 notified non-metallic or industrial minerals. Further as per the recent amendments (carried out in 2002) in Mineral Concession Rules, 1960, " every mining plan submitted for approval under MCR,1960 shall be accompanied with a non-refundable fee of one thousand rupees for every square kilometer or part thereof of mining area covered under the mining lease". Under Mineral Conservation & Development Rules, 1988 also the existing lessees have to prepare and submit the mining plans and after every five years they have to review the mining plan and submit the scheme of mining . The mining plan and the scheme of mining thus becomes an extremely vital document for the scientific and systematic development of mineral deposits particularly the mining has to be carried out in accordance with the envisaged proposals in the approved mining plan as per rule 22A of Mineral Concession Rules,1960 and Rule 13 of Mineral Conservation & Development Rules. The mining plan and the scheme of mining are to be prepared in accordance with specified formats for different category of mines (available at all regional offices of IBM). Further the Chief Controller of Mines has issued circulars on various aspects of preparation of mining plan for the benefit of RQP's, which is available for sale as priced publication of IBM.The procedure of preparation and submission of mining plans and schemes of mining is made known to the persons at the time of grant of recognition as qualified person. IBM has approved 13561 mining plans and 6937 schemes of mining till January, 2019.


Chief Controller of Mines

2 nd   Floor, Block 'A',
Indira Bhavan, Civil Lines,
Telephone No. 91-712 - 2560961
Fax No. 91-712 - 2565488
email : ccom[at]ibm[dot]gov[dot]in
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