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MP Govt to enforce Mining Rules, 2006

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, May 9 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government today decided to enforce the M P Mining Rules, 2006 (prevention of illicit excavation, transportation and storage).

The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Accordingly, a person, not having a legal pass, will not to be able to transport minerals and mineral products.

However, the pass will not be mandatory in case the minerals or mineral products were transported through any mechanised means such as railway wagon, ariel ropeway or conveyer belt.

Besides, no person will be allowed to store or trade minerals or its products for commercial purpose outside mining or excavation area without legal license, which will be issued by competent authority, an official release said here today.

However, the rules shall be relaxed for traditional potters, members of the SC and ST community or their cooperative societies.

Storage or transportation of minor minerals used for construction or repairing of wells, agricultural works or repairing houses of cultivators, rural artisans and labourers residing in villages but not for sale, will be an exception.

Similarly, transportation and storage of minor minerals excavated from government land by panchayats for carrying out public works will be an exception.

Likewise, the rules will not be applicable for transportation and storage of the minerals and rocks being done for the purpose of scientific tests.

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