ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT








1. Mineral Investigation and Mineral Administration

2. Groundwater  Investigation and  Administration

 1. Mineral Investigation and Mineral Administration

a) Mineral Investigation:-

  • Exploration of Sulphide zones
  • Survey and assessment of Ferrous minerals
  • Investigation of Ornamental stones
  • Survey for lime and limestones
  • Investigation for refractory minerals
  • Exploration for precious and semi-precious minerals such as gold, silver platinum etc.,
  • Enviornmental impact studies

b) Mineral Administration:-

  • Sanction of prospecting and mining leases
  • Sanction of specified minor mineral leases such as ornamental granites
  • Sanction of non-specified minor mineral leases
  • Inspection of mines and quarries
  • Issue of inspection and audit reports
  • Collection of royalty/dead rent
  • Checking unauthorised mining/quarrying and illegal transportation of minerals

2. Groundwater  Investigation and  Administration

a) Groundwater Investigation:-

  • Assessment of groundwater resources in all the taluks of the State
  • Periodic monitoring of groundwater level in the State
  • Monitoring of groundwater quality for various purposes
  • Determination of aquifer characteristics
  • Selection of sites and construction of artificial recharge structures

 b) Groundwater Administration:-

  • Selection of suitable sites for drilling borewells
  • Issue feasibility reports/certificates
  • Regulate development of groundwater resources in a systematic and scientific manner