Draft of Rajasthan Mineral Policy, 2015

Rajasthan government is planning to increase reserve area for mining activities by three times. At present the state government has given mining lease of 1,846 square km, which is 0.54 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. Now the government is going to increase it to 1.5 per cent in the new mining policy. The draft of the new mining policy released by the mining department also states that mining lease for sand stone would be issued on agriculture land as well. In the new policy, small business would be able to apply for the mining lease. At present mining lease is available for minimum 4 hectare, the government has decided to issue mining lease for small area of 1 hectare.

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