Government of Meghalaya releases procedure for obtaining prospecting license for coal mining

May 01, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The State Government of Meghalaya on April 23, 2020, has issued the procedure for obtaining prospecting license or lining lease for coal mining under the provisions of the Mining Concession Rules, 1960 in respect of lands in which minerals vest in a person other than the Government.

The applicants and the interested persons should take prior approval from the Central Government for the followings:

Ø  authorization for grant of prospecting license,

Ø  execution of prospecting license deed,

Ø  coal exploration and presentation of geological report,

Ø  preparation of the mining plan,

Ø  authorization of grant mining lease,

Ø  execution of mining lease deed,

Ø  Mine opening permission, opening of escrow account and notice of mining operation,

Ø  Compliance and monitoring mechanism

[Office Memorandum No. MG.60/2014/Pt-I/334]


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