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.

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.