Rajasthan Mineral Policy 2015

Rajasthan Mineral Policy 2015 released by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje raises the mineral exploitation area in the state to 1.5% from the existing 0.54%.

Increasing the number of minerals under mining from 57 to 79 it calls upon the industry to adopt modern environmentally acceptable technology for exploring the mineral riches. The New Mineral Policy, 2015, views that the mineral resources are finite. Therefore, the emphasis is now on introducing cutting-edge technology in exploitation, minimize wastage, waste recycle, widespread job-creation, especially to workers drawn from scheduled castes and backward communities, and greater revenue to the Government. The private sector is the fulcrum of this sector. Therefore, the Policy aims at: development of economically sound and stable mining, minerals, metal and mineral reclamation industries; orderly and economic development of domestic mineral resources, reserves, and reclamation of metals and minerals to help assure satisfaction of industrial, security and environmental needs; study and development of methods for the disposal, control, and reclamation of mineral waste products, and the reclamation of mined land, so as to lessen any adverse impact of mineral extraction and processing upon the physical environment that may result from mining or mineral activities.

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