Government roles out website for rating of mines

New Delhi: The Centre government today launched an online portal for star rating of mines with aim to promote sustainable mining.

The Ministry of Mines through the Indian Bureau of Mines developed a template for star rating of mines. The main objective of this system is to bring all mines to a minimum standard of star rating as soon as possible to adopt sustainable practices.

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At the launch of the portal, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Mines, Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal said the scheme would be a vital step for ensuring compliance of environmental protection and social responsibility by the mining sector.

The Minister has given a December 31 deadline for the rating of all mines.

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