Question raised in Lok Sabha on Registered and Illegal Mines, 17/11/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Registered and Illegal Mines, 17/11/2016. As per rule 45 of the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 1988, it is mandatory for all miners, traders, stockists, exporters and end-users to register with the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) (a subordinate office of the Ministry). The state wise detail of working/Non-working leases registered with IBM in the country is given as Annexure-I. Based on the quarterly returns on illegal mining submitted by various state governments to IBM, details of instances of illegal mining reported in various parts of the country and the action taken by State Governments, for the last two years i.e. 2014-15 to 2015-16 are given at Annexure-II and Annexure-III.