Revenue income of over Rs. 4200 crore in M.P. from minerals
Bhopal. A revenue income of Rs. 4 thousand 281 crore has been received in the state from minerals. An increase of up to 400 percent in the revenue income has been registered during the last 14 years. Revenue income of Rs. 2041 crore from coal, Rs. 363 crore from lime stone, Rs. 39 crore from copper, Rs. 12 crore from bauxite, Rs. 31 crore from manganese, Rs. 17 crore from iron and Rs. 105 crore from other minerals has been received during the year 2017-18.
E-Khanij Portal - Several innovations were undertaken in the state under the Digital India by the Mineral Department for mine auction, transport, storage and other areas. Online E-TP service is under implementation successfully from the e-khanij portal in all the 51 districts for transportation of minerals. This arrangement is facilitating positive results. Also, intention of cashless transactions of the Union Government has been fulfilled after the implementation of this arrangement. E-registration for mineral transport vehicles has been made mandatory to put an effective end to illegal mining, transportation and storage. Besides this, arrangement has been made to stop illegal mineral activities by online vehicle tracking system. Along with geo fencing of all the mines of the state, all the work procedures of the mining department are being made online.
Sand Mining Policy - A sand mining policy has been implemented in the state from 2017 with an objective to supply sand to common man at reasonable rates. Rights to operate sand mines have been given to gram panchayats and urban bodies under the policy. Ban has been imposed in the state on contracts for sand mines now. Responsibility to complete the formalities related to pre mining plan and environment permission has been entrusted to the concerned district collectors. Moreover, a provision has been made in the new policy that 50 percent of the income earned from the sand mines will be received by panchayat or urban body. The remaining 50 percent amount will be spent on environment and river conservation.