Year End Review – 2021 – Ministry of Mines

What is the news?

The Ministry of Mines has launched several initiatives in the year 2021.

Some of these initiatives are:

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021 

National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM): It is an autonomous Research Institute under Ministry of Mines.The Institute deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research, and solving complex problems in almost the entire spectrum of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering related to Mining and Civil Engineering activities.

Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 

Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL): It was established as an autonomous Public Sector Company in 1972 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines for systematic exploration of minerals to bridge the gap between the initial discovery of a prospect and its eventual exploitation. 

Mineral (Auction) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2021

Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) 

Mining Surveillance System(MSS): It is a satellite-based monitoring system. It aims to establish a regime of responsive mineral administration by curbing instances of illegal mining activity through automatic remote sensing detection technology.

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY): It was launched in 2015 and  implemented by the District Mineral Foundations(DMF) for taking up development and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas and other directions from time to time.

Geological Survey of India (GSI)

Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM): It was established in 1948. It is a multidisciplinary government  organisation under the Ministry of Mines. It is engaged in conservation, scientific development of mineral resources and protection of environment in mines other than coal, petroleum & natural gas, atomic minerals and minor minerals.

Source: This post is based on the articleYear End Review – 2021 – Ministry of Minespublished in PIB on 31st Dec 2021.

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