What is Mining Tenement System?

Q.  What is Mining Tenement System (MTS)?
- Published on 30 Dec 16

a. Renting a mining block for very short period of time
b. Leasing a mine to locals
c. Automating the entire mineral concession life-cycle
d. Mining using robots

ANSWER: Automating the entire mineral concession life-cycle
The Union Ministry is committed to establishing a Mining Tenement System (MTS), which would primarily involve automating the entire mineral concession life-cycle, starting from identification of area and ending with closure of the mine; and connecting the various stakeholders for real-time transfer of electronic files and exchange of data.

This shall enable effective management of mineral concession regime and transparency in mining operations, transportation of ore with the help of online electronic weighbridges and check-posts.

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