National Mineral Policy - Conservation of Mineral Resources and Necessity for Beneficiation

Peravadhanulu, A and Prasad Rao, P D and Mathur, G P and Altekar, V A (1979) National Mineral Policy - Conservation of Mineral Resources and Necessity for Beneficiation. In: Monograph on Ores and Minerals of India - Beneficiation and Agglomeration Techniques for Industrial and Economic Exploitation. CSIR -NML Jamshedpur, Janshedpur, pp. 57-60.



THE mineral resources of a country are its non-replenishable assets. A well planned programme for their systematic and optimum utilisation is the basic requirement for its steady industrial growth and economy. Prior to the attainment of national independ- ence to India, the policy of the then existing Govern ment in regard to ores and minerals was to encourage private enterprise to explore and exploit mineral wealth according to their own right, without any inter-ference from the Government except, in so far as safety and welfare of workers are concerned, through the medium of Indian Mines Act 1903 and 1923. As such most of the mineral exploitation was largely in the hands of foreign capital and Indian minerals were primarily meant for export and international trade as feeders to foreign industries. If this were continued for some more years most of the nation's mineral assets would have been depleted.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Mineral Resources, Optimum utilisation, Triplite
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