India clears way for major reforms in metals & minerals sector

Infrastructure Energy

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment (MMDRA) Bill’s passage is expected to not only kickstart structural reforms in India’s mining sector but also ensure mineral security. A review with industry reactions.

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The passage of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021, by Parliament’s upper house, Rajya Sabha, is expected to clear the way for long-pending structural reforms in the mining sector to ensure the “mineral security” of the nation.

This amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. The Bill