Private miners oppose India’s atomic mineral mining draft

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

Proposed amendments presented by the Ministry of Mines on atomic mineral mining rules in its first draft have raised concerns among private miners, who are opposing the changes on the grounds that the outlined TLVs are unscientific and the termination of private mining leases on this basis will hinder existing beach sand mining operations.

In a bid to attain self-sufficiency and curb imports of atomic minerals, the Indian government is looking to alter mining rules pertaining to the auctioning of minerals.

This is likely to impact mining of some beach sand minerals such as ilmenite, rutile...

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