The state governments have auctioned 100 mineral blocks between March 2021 and August 2022, the Union Ministry of Mines has said.
Moreover, since 2015, a total of 208 mineral blocks were auctioned in the country, it further informed, adding that commercial mining has been a great success in the country.
Last month, Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi had said that the Centre was making efforts to attract more private entrepreneurs into mineral exploration.
"Mineral exploration will be carried out without adverse environmental impact through enhanced use of drones and other latest technologies," he had said.
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First Published: Sep 19 2022 | 2:59 PM IST