Geology & Mining Branch

 

 I.   Introduction:

               The Department of Geology and Mining was created in the year 1995 with aim and objectives for Geology Survey, Investigation, Mineral exploration etc. The main role of the department is to control, monitoring, conservation and the regulation on production of major and minor minerals. The department is a nodal department for development of mineral resources of the state.

II. Main Function of the Department:
              The Department of Geology and Mining i minly responsible for the Geological and Mineralogical investigation and regulates the rules and regulation for the grant of mining permit, mining lease, reconnaissance permit, prospecting license etc, for the prior approval fo the Government of india granted the following lease and PEL for prospecting or leasing of mine.

III. Responsibilities of Department Geology and Mining:
              The important functions fo the department as enisaged under Business of Government of Arunachal Pradesh (Allocation of Rules), 1975 are indicated as below:-
              1. All matters relating to mines and minerals.
              2. Development and Utilization of Mines and Mineral resources.
              3. Grant of Licenses or Lease for exploration of Mining/Minerals resources.
              4. Grant of concession, assessment and collection of royalty, free and minerals etc.
              5. Grant of certificate of approval of mining/survey of mining etc.
              6. All matters relating to Geological surey.
              7. All matters pertaining tp ,omera; Development and Trading Corporation Limited.

AN OVERVIEW OF MINERAL RESERVES IN WEST SIANG DISTRICT OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH:

              Onthe basis of explorations so carried out by GSI, CIL and APMDTCL, etc. minerals resves repoarted in West Siang District as below: -

              
Sl. No.
Mineral
Location
Estimated Reserves (in million tones)
1
Limestone
Dali
225.00
2
Coal
Gensi
Reserves not estiamted
3
Iron-Ore
Yomcha
-do-

              The Department of Geology and Mining ha also framed the "Arunachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2002". The rule came into force during the year 2003. The main purpose of the said rule is for effective control, monitoring and conservation of minor minerals like sand, gravel, boulder etc. and collection of royalty thereof and during the financial year 2010-11 the department has earned a tune of Rs. 1,07,94,605.00 (Ruppes one corore seven lakhs ninty four thousand six hundred and five) only in terms of royalty against minor minerals.