The ‘Star Rating’ system has been instituted by the Ministry of Mines through Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), in which ratings will be awarded to the mining leases for their efforts and initiatives taken for implementation of the Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) IBM would give rating of one to five stars to the mines, Under this system, a provisional ‘Star Rating’ would be awarded on self-certification basis of the evaluation template, filed by the lessee, which will be validated by IBM and final rating will be awarded accordingly. The Star Rating assessment validations template for category A and Category B mines will be filed by all lease holders who operates Mining for Major Minerals.
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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