Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sand Mining, 03/07/2019
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sand Mining, 03/07/2019. The State Governments are custodians of the minerals located within their respective boundaries. The States grant the mineral concessions under the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957. For minor minerals, all policy and legislation for grant of mineral concessions, regulation and administration is covered in the jurisdiction of the State Governments under the MMDR Act and the Rules framed thereunder. As sand is a minor mineral under Section 3(e) of the MMDR Act, the information with regard to sand mining activities in the country is not centrally maintained.