EXPLORING MINERAL WEALTH AND INCULCATING SCIENTIFIC APPRECIATION OF MINING

Functions & Objectives

The main objective of the Department is to scrutinize and accord sanction for the implementation of the plans/schemes/policies related to the critical task of (a) Geological investigation/exploration of minerals (b) administration of mines and minerals by the Directorate of Mineral Resources. The main activities of the Directorate are:-

  1. Systematic exploration of mineral deposits for preparing mineral inventory.
  2. Development and conservation of minerals.
  3. Encourage value addition of minerals through promotion of mineral based industries.
  4. Strengthen mineral administration.
  5. Enforcement of mineral laws and rules.
  6. Collection of royalty/cess to generate revenue.
  7. Ensure scientific mining, safety & welfare measures.
  8. Contribution by way of Grant-in-Aid and share capital to the Meghalaya Mineral Development. Corporation(MMDC) for mineral development activities.