BSY SAYS KARNATAKA WILL INTRODUCE NEW MINERAL POLICY ON THE LINES OF NATIONAL MINERAL POLICY

BSY SAYS KARNATAKA WILL INTRODUCE NEW MINERAL POLICY ON THE LINES OF NATIONAL MINERAL POLICY
   

BSY SAYS KARNATAKA WILL INTRODUCE NEW MINERAL POLICY ON THE LINES OF NATIONAL MINERAL POLICY

• New mineral policy in Karnataka soon
• Mining adalats will be started in four revenue divisions
• BSY says grievances of mining owners will be addressed at the spot

Bengaluru, March 8: Addressing a slew of measures to give fillip to industry and boost the economy in the budget, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said a new mineral policy for 2021-26 will be unveiled in the state on the lines of Centre’s National Mineral Policy.

Presenting the budget proposals for 2021-22 in the assembly here on Monday, BSY said the government headed by him had implemented mineral policy in 2008 itself and now planning to introduce it with new reforms. “We will formulate state mineral policy for 2021-26 on the lines of National Mineral Policy.  A single-window clearance system will be introduced to dispose applications for grant of mining/quarry lease and crusher licence in a time-bound manner”, BSY announced.

Stressing on the need to ensure ease of doing business, the Chief Minister said mining adalats will be set up to address grievances of applicants. “Mining adalats will be started at four revenue divisions in the state under single-window scheme. This will help address the grievances of people and speedy disposal of pending applications to start business and industrialists need not run from pillar to post to get their work done. The Mines and Geology department is already working on the policy and it will be introduced soon”, CM added.