The degradation of environment in the mining areas has affected the public life by way of air pollution, land degradation, forest degradation and retreating water table etc. Government is aware of these and taken measures to improve the various aspects of environment degradation by implementing strict conditions for every lease holder. The Mining Engineers and lessees are compelled to adhere with the rules and follow the Eco-Friendly Mining in the State.
There are sufficient existing provisions in various laws to take care of measures required to protect environment in mining areas. Some of the provisions are being highlighted as under: -
Minor Mineral Concession Rule, 1986:- Rule 18(7), Rule 18(8a), Rule 18(8b)(iii), Rule 18(8b)(iv).
M.C.D.R., 1988:Rule 31, 32, 33 and Rule 34.
Granite Conservation and Development Rules:-Rule 29,30,31 and 32.
Marble Development Conservation Rules, 2002:-Rule 22,25,26,27, and Rule 28.
Marble Policy, 2002: - Provision 16(2) (iii), Provision 16(2) (iv), Provision 16(2) (v) and provision 16(2) (vii).
These provisions should be followed strictly by all the leaseholders otherwise action will be initiated against defaulting leaseholders as per rules.