Auction of non-coal mines , UPSC PRELIMS 2018 GS SET C Q 82

UPSC PRELIMS 2018

SET – C , QUES 82

Q . Consider the following statements:

1 . In India, State Governments do not have the power to auction non-coal mines.
2 . Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand do not have gold mines.
3 . Rajasthan has iron ore mines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 and 2
2 only
1 and 3
3 only

Answer – b

EXPLANATION

As per the new mining law — Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 — non-coal mines have to be auctioned by the respective state governments.

There are 3 gold mines in operational condition- Hutti and Uti in Karnataka and the Hirabuddini mines in Jharkand . East Singhbhum, Jharkhand has one operational gold mine located in Kendrugocha, which is also of medium quality