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Geology & Mining
The State of J&K is endowed with tremendous mineral resources covering an area of 13334 Sq. Kms., out of which 60% are reported to be commercially viable for mining of various minerals. The Department of Geology and Mining, Jammu & Kashmir was established in 1960 to identify/ locate minerals like Limestone, Gypsum, Marble, Lignite, Granite, Bauxite, Coal, Magnesite, Slates, Sapphire, Dolomite, Borax, Graphite, Quartzite etc. in a big way, the quality and quantity of which are estimated for establishment of mineral based industries. A number of cement based industries as well as units for manufacture of plaster of Paris, Marble and Granite cutting units have been established in the state.


Main Functions

  • Exploration of Minerals.
  • Exploration ground water for Irrigation and drinking purposes, Geo-Technical studies in respect land sliding/ sinking areas.
  • Geo-Technical study for major engineering projects.
  • Implementation of MM (D&R) Act. 1957 (Central Act.) and J&K Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1962.
  • Revenue Collection on Mineral Extraction.
  • Grant of Mining leases / Prospecting Licenses / Awarding of Royalty Contracts and short term quarry Permits.

Estimated available mineral reserves are shown in the table below:


Estimated available mineral reserves

Minerals

Reserves

Occurrence

Uses

Lime
Stone

6125
Million tonnes

All Districts of J&K except Jammu

Manufacture of cement, calcium carbide, iron and steel industries

Gypsum

160
Million tonnes

Baramulla, Doda and Kishtwar

Manufacturing of cement, fertilizer, filler in paper & paint & Rubber Industries.

Marble

500Million Cubic metres

Kupwara, Leh, Kargil and Kishtwar

Decorative dimension & building stone.

Granite

3000 million cubic metres

Leh, Kargil,Doda and Kathua

Decorative dimension & ornamental stone.

Bauxite

8.60 Million tonnes.

Udhampuir, Reasi and Rajouri

Manufacturing of Aluminum

Coal

9.50 Million tonnes

Kalakote, Moghla (Rajouri), Kotla Brehyal (Udhampur)

As fuel.

Magnesite

7.00 Million tonnes.

Udhampur & Reasi.

Refectory bricks for furnaces

Slates

9.6 million cubic mtrs.

Doda, Ramban, Baramulla, Kathua & Poonch

Building & Pavement Stones.

Sapphire

2 Kmts ineralized zone

Padder Kishtwar

Precious stone

Quartzite

500 million tones.

Anantnag, Kupwara, Kishtwar, Kathua and Poonch

Manufacturing of Cement, Glass and steel.

Dolomite

12.37 Million tonnes

Udhampur, Reasi & Rajouri districts

Refractory material

Borax

143 tonnes (Annual Crop)

Pogo valley, Leh.

Borosil Glass, Enamels Ceramics Glazing, Smelting of Copper, costing of brass and bronze refining of Gold, Silver etc.

China
clay

2.8 Million tonnes

District Udhampur

Ceramics, Pottery, Paper textiles, Rubber and paints.

Bentonite
Clay

0.122 Million tonnes

Jammu, Samba and Udhampur

Drilling mud, refining of oils and fats.

Quartz &
Silica
sand

16.00 Million tonnes

Rivers and Stream beds of Jammu Plains

Abrasive glass, Ferro silicon, ceramics and pottery, foundry & molding

Lignite

10 million Tonnes

Nichama Kupwar

Fuel, thermal power besides Fertilizers

Major Achievements of the department.
The department deals in implementation of Mines & Mineral (Development & Regulation) Act 1957 and rules made there under, governing the grant of Mineral Concessions. It also deals in administration of Minerals and collection of royalty/fee on this account which is an important source of income to the State Government.
The details of Royalty on Minerals (revenue) collected for the last 8 years, are given as under :-


Details of Royalty on Minerals

S. No

Year

Revenue collected (Rs. In Crore)

1

2010-11

34.19

2

2011-12

40.79

3

2012-13

52.76

4

2013-14

27.05

5

2014-15(ending 11/2014)

30.07

 

   
     
     
     
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