NMI database contains data for mineral deposits currently present in our country. NMI database contains mineral reserve separately for freehold and leasehold reserves. Leasehold reserve data for various mineral deposits will be updated from the Mining plan periodically. Yearly data for leasehold reserve will be updated from annual returns submitted by lessee. Freehold reserves data for various mineral deposits are given by state DGM/DMG, GSI, MECL and all other exploration agencies. Deposit code is provided to every leasehold and freehold area. Deposit code is the unique identification number for NMI database. Currently values are updated in the NMI database every 5 years. However, going forward NMI database will be updated by two ways that is on the Monthly and on the Annual basis. To calculate the inventory on the monthly basis data will be deducted from Production values submitted by lessee in their monthly returns while for calculating inventory on the annual basis it will consider values of resource/reserves submitted by lessee in their annual returns.
Mineral Economics (ME) division processes and maintains updated information on mineral reserve/resources, production, consumption and export-import data (from-to India) of different countries. At present information on country wise mineral reserves/resource, production, consumption, export-import are compiled from different international publications and other sources. Currently, IBM is entering country wise production data in WMI application. All this data is saved in WMI database.
Mines and Mineral Statistics (MMS) division maintains updated information on export/import of various minerals from/to India to/from various countries. MMS Division download this data from DGCIS website (www.dgciskol.nic.in) and maintain that information by importing the data in External Trade (ET) application.
Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, other than natural gases, petroleum and atomic minerals, for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel, etc. and for administration of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 in respect of all mines and minerals other than coal, natural gas and petroleum.
The Mining Tenement System (MTS) primarily involves automating the entire concession life-cycle, starting from identification of area and ending with closure of the mine; and connecting the various stakeholders for real-time transfer of electronic files and exchange of data. This will enable effective management of mineral concession regime and transparency in operations at the Centre as well as States.
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