The Mineral Conservation and Development (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Aug 16, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Mines on August 13, 2019, has published the Mineral Conservation and Development (Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2017. It will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette that is August 13, 2019.

The amendments made in the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2017 are:

The Regional Controller or the authorised officer of the Indian Bureau of Mines may suspend the mining operations in those mines where at least three star rating has not been achieved within a period of four years with effect from the February 27, 2017 or four years from the date of commencement of mining operations, as the case may be, after giving a show cause notice of 45 days, to qualify for star rating.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 570(E)]


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