Achievement of Department of Mines and Geology

Financial Year 2014 – 15 :

  • Mineral e-permit Launch for simple and faster issuance of issuance of mineral transportation permit.
  • Online filling of mineral concession system through MeeSeva to promote ease of doing business .

Financial Year 2015 – 16:

  • Free Sand Policy was introduced. As per the Policy, the sand in Andhra Pradesh is available free of cost for all people.
  • MERIT (Mineral Exploration, Research and Innovation Trust) establishment to give thrust on mineral exploration - 2% of Seigniorage fee is collected for MERIT .
  • Launch of M-Sand Policy for promotion of M Sand in the State .
  • Establishment of District Mineral Foundation for social and infrastructure development of mining affected areas .
  • Total 26 MOUs signed during 1rd Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Summit and 22nd Partnership Summit for total committed investment of Rs 8,955 Crores and total employment potential of 12,690 .

Financial Year 2016 – 17:

  • Successful auction of Limestone block. Andhra Pradesh became fourth State successfully to conduct the auction of a non-coal mining lease.
  • Total 48 MOUs signed during 2nd Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Summit and 23rd Partnership Summit for total committed investment of Rs 10920.5 Crores and total employment potential of 17975.
  • Mines Surveillance System (MSS) implemented for Satellite based tracking mining activity of major minerals leases in the state. .
  • Launch of new departmental website to provide important information in public domain .
  • Increased transparency in the department of mines and geology through implementation of aadhar based biometric attendance system, RFID based visitor management system.

Way Forward:

  • Single desk portal for all the approvals required for grant of mining lease under development.
  • Drone based monitoring of mines in the state for increased transparency in mines vigilance activities.
  • Promotion of mineral based industries for value addition in the state.