Fri. May 7th, 2021


The primary mission of Ministry of Mines is to promote systematic and scientific development of mineral resources of the
country (both onshore and offshore), through regulatory inspections of the mines, approval of mining plans and environment
management plans to ensure minimal adverse impact on environment. Some of the key aspects in carrying out our mission
include :

To conduct regulatory inspections of mines under the statute;
To approve mining plans, schemes and mine closure plans having regard to conservation of minerals and protection of
To play a pro-active role in minimising adverse impact of mining on environment by undertaking environmental assessment
studies on regional basis;
To promote awareness about restoration and rehabilitation of mined out areas through exhibitions and audiovisual media;
To advise the Government on matters in regard to the mineral industry , relating to environment protection and pollution
control, export and import policies, trade, mineral legislation, fiscal incentives and related matters;
To conduct suo moto techno-economic field studies in mining , geology, mineral processing and environmental aspects
including analysis of ore and minerals and to promote R & D activities in these areas;
To provide technical consultancy services on promotional basis within the country and abroad in the field of mining ,
geology, mineral processing and environment;
To collect, collate and maintain database on exploration, prospecting, mines and minerals and to bring out publications /
bulletins highlighting the problems and prospects of mining industry;
To provide training to the scientific, technical and other cadres of the department and persons from the mining industry
and other agencies for human resource development.