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Single window system implemented for mines in state – CM Chouhan

Saturday - July 14, 2018 1:44 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH

Hike of 6 pc in mineral production and 23 pc in revenue in last 4 years – Union Minister Tomar 
Mining Ministers of 21 states take part in 4th National Mining Conclave in Indore 

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is one of 10 major states in mineral production. Lakhs of people will get employment by promoting auction and tapping of mines but mines should be tapped and not exploited. Take special care of the environment and forests while tapping the minerals. Single window system has been implemented for mines in Madhya Pradesh. Online auction is underway to bring transparency in the mine auction. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said this while addressing 4th the National Minerals Conclave at Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore. Mining Ministers of 21 states including the Union Minister for Mines took part in the conference.

Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said that minerals are available in one-fourth of the total area of the country. Excavation of mines can provide employment to innumerable people. Tomar told that 43 mining blocks have been auctioned in the last four years in the country following which Government of India will get an income of Rs 1 lakh 55 thousand crores. Tomar told that a provision of Rs 11 thousand crores has been made for rehabilitation of villagers and tribals residing in the area around the mines. In the last four years, there has been a hike of 6 percent in mineral production and 23 percent in revenue and the exploitation of iron, diamond and gold has also increased.

Minister of State for Mines Haribhau Chaudhary said that new policies in the last 4 years have resulted in transparency in the auction of mines. He said that the suggestions received at the Indore Conclave will be implemented at the national level after testing.

Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant said that mineral production is an integral part of Make in India. There is so much of minerals in our country that it will last for 600 years.

Central Government is making policies for increasing national income through mineral resources. Most industries are directly or indirectly dependent on mines.
President of Federation of Mining Association of India, Sanjay Patnaik said that the directions of the Supreme Court are being followed in the mine auction. Ministers of Mines of 21 states are participating in this conference. Central Steel Secretary Dr. Aruna Sharma said that there is a possibility of up to 25 percent increase in mineral production in the coming years. She said that 90 per cent pollution from mining industry has reduced due to mechanization.

Mining Minister Rajendra Shukla proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Principal Secretary Mines Neeraj Mandloi. At the outset Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated a huge mining exhibition. Several books based on minerals were also released. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Mining Corporation Shiv Choubey, Mayor Smt. Malini Gaud, elite citizens and CEOs and CMDs of mineral production companies were present at the programme.-Window To News
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