Mining Lease Fee/Royalty

By | July 25, 2016

Mining Lease Fee/Royalty

The Minerals (Transfer of Mining Lease Granted Otherwise than through Auction for Captive Purpose) Rules, 2016 have been published in the Official Gazette vide notification No. GSR 560(E) dated 30.05.2016. The transfer charges payable by the transferee shall be an amount equal to eighty per cent. of the royalty paid in terms of Second Schedule to the Act payable for the remaining period of the transferred mining lease which was granted otherwise than through auction for captive purpose.

Output of the mining sector had fallen sharply in the year 2014-15 due to various reasons, including the closing down of several mines due to court orders, non-renewal of expired mining leases etc. The Government took remedial measures through the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, including the insertion of transition provisions  for extension of existing leases to obviate disruptions in supply of ore and to ensure regular supply of raw material to the industry;

As a result, the output of the mining sector, in quantity terms has registered a significant increase in the year 2015-16. The following table gives the increase in output of the major minerals produced in the country in year 2015-16 compared to the production achieved in 2014-15.


    Quantity (Unit in tonnes)  
Sr. No. Minerals 2014-15 2015-16 Percentage(%) increase
1 Iron ore 128910000 155810000 21
2 Bauxite 22226062 28126288 27
3 Chromite 2163942 2881148 33
4 Copper conc. 107541 140180 30
5. Lead Conc. 197668 261858 32

This information was given by the Minister of State (IC) in the Ministry of Mines, Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Leave a Reply