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The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

What to study?

For Prelims: Key provisions.

For Mains: Key changes introduced and their significance.

Context: The Bill was recently passed by the Parliament.

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Prelims Link:

  1. Major vs minor minerals, their regulation.
  2. Grant of permission for mining various minerals.
  3. New mining targets set by the government.
  4. FDI in mining.
  5. Important minerals, their distribution in India, import and export of coal.
  6. District Mineral Foundation.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Sources: the Hindu.