NMET Completes 117 Mineral Projects

Mar 30:The National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) is funding regional and detailed exploration for augmenting the mineral resource of the country.

NMET, so far, has approved a total of 200 mineral exploration projects for different commodities, out of which 117 projects have been completed. The Notified Exploration Agencies have carried out the mineral exploration and submitted a Geological report along with resource estimation in the following blocks:

S. No.BlockStateMineralResource
1Nahardih-Maghaipur Block Tehsil- Tilda, District- RaipurChhattisgarhLimestone110 mt cement grade.
2Udagi Block, ChittarpurTaluk, District- KalaburagiKarnatakaLimestone385.35 MT Cement Grade with 45.66% CaO 74.06 MTBlendable Grade with 42.86% CaO
3Diggoan Block, Chittarpur Taluk, District- KalaburagiKarnatakaLimestone530.80 MT Cement Grade with 45.45% CaO; 281.87 MTBlendable Grade with 41.30-% CaO
4Ramsthan- Ghunchihai – Jamodi- Mahanna Part-A, District- SatnaMadhyaPradeshLimestone209.77 MT
5Naubasta-Kolad Block,Tehsil- Nagod, District- SatnaMadhyaPradeshLimestone166.05 MT with an average grade of 44.77% CaO
6Jamodi Mahanna (Part-B) Block, TehsilRaghurajnagar, DistrictSatnaMadhyaPradeshLimestone90.29 MT Cement grade with 44.18% Cao
7Purheibahal Block , District SundargarhOdishaIron42.12 MT
8Chandiposhi Block, District SundargarhOdishaIron42.36 MT
9Jumka-Pathriposhi Block, District- SundargarhOdishaIron140.28 MT
10Tamiya Block, DistrictBolangirOdishaManganese0.703 MT with avg. grade of 23.04% Mn
11Rengali Block, DistrictBolangirOdishaManganese0.328 MT with 21.37% Mn
12Gothra-Parasrampura East Block , Tehsil- Nawalgarh, District- JhunjhunuRajasthanLimestone160.757 MT with 48.46% CaO.
13Gothra-Parasrampura West Block, Tehsil- Nawalgarh, District- JhunjhunuRajasthanLimestone158.715 MT with 49.54% CaO
14Lakhasar Block, DistrictBikanerRajasthanPotash73.83 MT 4.65% K at 3% cut off
15Namakkal Block, District Namakkal, PerambalurTamil NaduDunite60.35 MT on net Dunite with 35.22% MgO
16Sultanpur Block, Mattampally-Mandal, District SuryapetTelanganaLimestone80.21 MT with 47.10% CaO
17Pasupulabodu Block, Nereducherla Mandal, District- SuryapetTelanganaLimestone41.68 MT, CaO 46.39%
18Saidulanama Block, Nereducherla Mandal, District- SuryapetTelanganaLimestone71.86 MT with 46.79% CaO
19Mandri-Panchala TahRamtek, Dist-NagpurMaharashtraManganese0.213 MT with 23.25% Mn

No proposal for mineral exploration in Western Uttar Pradesh is pending as of date. (d) Not Applicable

 National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) is not mandated to undertake the welfare of the families of mining workers.

The Ministry of Mines has amended the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 through MMDR Amendment Act, 2021 with effect from 28.03.2021. The objectives of the MMDR Amendment Act, 2021 inter alia are increasing mineral production and time-bound operationalization of mines, increasing employment and investment in the mining sector, maintaining continuity in mining operations after the change of lessee, and increasing the pace of exploration and auction of mineral resources. These reforms will ensure self-sufficiency in the mineral requirement of the country. The subordinate rules have also been amended after the amendment in the Act.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines, and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in  Lok Sabha today.


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