To control the wastage of mineral resources confirming their appropriate conservation, to ensure safety in mines and their surroundings, to minimize and mitigate the mutilation and pollution of nature caused by mining and mineral processing, as well as to meet the social demands with fulfillment of economic boundary conditions, different policies, statutes and legislations are being formulated and put into practice.
These policies, statutes and legislations call for reviews, amendments and reforms from time to time in tune with the new scientific and technological discoveries, inventions and innovations and the changes in economic and social scenario through elaborate and open discussions and debates among the stake holders of mining industry covering all the sections of mining society.
Though a large volume of legislation and literature is available in the web space relating to Indian mining industry, it is only in this website for the first time that an attempt has been made to provide a systematic compilation of laws related to mining industry in India. The primary purpose of this section is to help the readers in acquiring a clear understanding of statutory provisions relating to the mining operation in India. It will serve as a reference for mining engineers and others in the mining profession so that they can think beyond safety related statutes.