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
1 and 3
Answer – b
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