This book on Mineral Policy, Mining Laws and Development is written by the author for the benefit of the entire mining industry in the country. It was the object of the author to give appropriate idea for judicious exploitation of mineral resources of the country as enunciated in the National Mineral Policy, 1993 and the regulatory framework of mines and minerals legislation such as Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, Mineral Concession Rules, 1960, Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 1988, Legislation on offshore mining etc. The Second edition of book incorporated recent changes in mining sector including amendment in Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 and rules made there under. Recently announced National Mineral Policy, 2019 has also been placed suitably in relevant chapters.
Keeping in mind the desired goal i.e. socio-economic development of the country, social security legislations related to mine workers and their family and legislations related to environmental protection for sustainable development have been discussed in separate chapters.
Salient features of different legislations including amendments upto 2019 are discussed and analysed in the back drop of critically contribution made in social, environmental and economic development inter alia intergeneration equity of the country by mining and allied industries. An effort has also been made to find out gaps and possible approach for bridging them in the last chapter of the book devoted to Musing and Need of the day under Epilogue.
In short the author presented the existing status and also comprehensive overview of all aspects of mining vis a vis development within the country's recent mineral policy and up-dated legislative framework.