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Rajasthan relaxes minor minerals concession rules to promote legal mining

The relaxation in rules, a notification of which was issued on August 16, is part of the Ashok Gehlot government's 2022-23 Budget speech

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Mines and Animal Husbandry Minister Pramod Jain Bhaya said the department had taken necessary steps to promote legal mining in the state.

Anil Sharma Jaipur
The Rajasthan government has simplified Minor Minerals Concession rules in a bid to promote legal mining, make it more transparent, and increase the state’s revenue.

The relaxation in rules, a notification of which was issued on August 16, is part of the Ashok Gehlot government’s 2022-23 Budget speech.

According to the amended rules, lease period has been extended, transfer of mining leases eased, and environment clearances relaxed, said Subodh Agarwal, the state’s additional chief secretary of mines and petroleum.

Mines and Animal Husbandry Minister Pramod Jain Bhaya said the department had taken necessary steps to promote legal mining in the state.

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 12:39 AM IST

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