GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MINES & MINERALS - Renewal of Mining Lease for Barytes over an extent of 302.00 acres in S.No.76 of Seripuram Village, Garla Mandal, Khammam District for a period of 20 years granted in favour of M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation - Extend the lease period by 2 years 3 months 7 days beyond the date of expiry 1st renewal of the lease i.e. 10.6.2005 - Orders - Issued.
INDUSTRIES AND COMMERCE [M.III]DEPARTMENT
Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.79, Ind. & Com. Department, dt.11.2.1985.
2. From M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation representationdt.14.5.1999.
3. From the DMG Ref.No.Nil, dt.25.4.2000.
O R D E R:-
In G.O.Ms.No.15, Industries & CommerceDepartment, dt.3.1.1962, orders were issued granting Mining Lease for Barytes over anextent of 302.00 acres in S.No.76 of Seripuram Village, Yellandu Mandal, Khammam Districtfor a period of 20 years in favour of Sri A.Rama Rao. The lease was subsequentlytransferred in favour of M/sViswabharathi Mining Corporation vide G.O.Ms.No.1, dt.3.1.68.The lease was in force upto 5.9.82. M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation have filed 1strenewal of Mining lease application on 31.8.81 i.e. well within the stipulated periodunder rules. But due to some dispute on the area between Forest and Revenue Departments,the renewal orders could not be issued before expiry of the original lease period.However, orders were issued vide Govt.Memo.No.1938/M.III/92-1, dt.8.9.1982 permitting thecompany to operate the mine for a period of  months. The said extended period expiredon 4.3.1983. On the expiry of the  months period, the Asst. Director of Mines &Geology, Khammam, issued instructions to the company vide his Letter No.487/M.I/79,dt.4.3.1983 to stop mining operations and accordingly the company stopped with effect from5.3.1983. M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation have filed 1st renewal of mining leaseapplication on 31.8.81 i.e. well within the stipulated period under rules. The renewal ofmining lease application of M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation was disposed of andrenewal orders for a period of 20 years were issued vide G.O.Ms.No.79, dt.11.2.85. TheAsst. Director of Mines & Geology concerned concluded the agreement by giving effectto the renewal of mining lease with effect from 6.9.82 i.e the date on which the originallease was expired.
2. M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation, thelessee, in their representation 2nd read above have stated that in the lease deed and workorder the commencement of the period of Renewal Lease is noted with effect from 6.9.1982i.e., from the date of expiry of the original lease period and not from the date ofexecution of the lease deed for renewal then they have lost 3 years 2 months 6 days periodof lease without having possession over the area. They have therefore, requested to extendthe lease period to the above extent beyond the expiry of the lease i.e 10.6.2005 as wasdone in similar case of Sri L.A.Abdul Rahman Khan of Kurnool District.
3. The Director of Mines & Geology hasrecommended to extend the period of lease for a period of 2 years 3 months 7 days i.e. theexact period during which the mining operations were stopped by M/s Viswabharathi MiningCorporation on the intervention of the Asst. D.M.G., Khammam i.e. intervening period fromthe date of expiry of the original lease period and the execution of lease deed on the 1strenewal of the lease excluding the 6 months period permitted by the Government forcontinuing the mining operations after expiry of the original lease period. The Directorof Mines & Geology has also indicated certain precedent cases in which Governmentconsidered for extending the lease period.
4. Government after careful examination of thematter hereby extend the lease period by 2 years 3 months 7 days beyond the date of expiryof the 1st renewal of the lease i.e. 10.6.2005, granted vide G.O.Ms.No.79, Ind. & Com.Department, dt.11.2.1985 for Barytes over an extent of 302 acres in Sy.No.76 of SeripuramVillage, Yellandu Mandal, Khammam District in favour of M/s Viswabharathi MiningCorporation, subject to the condition that the applicant pay dues for the gap period andalso subject to the final decision on the land dispute.
5. The Director of Mines & Geology isrequested to take further necessary action in the matter.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOROF ANDHRA PRADESH)
DEPUTY SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
The Director of Mines and Geology, Hyderabad.[w.e:File]
The Asst.Director of Mines and Geology, Khammam.
M/s Viswabharathi Mining Corporation,
8-3-966/16, Nagarjuna Nagar,
The Collector, Khammam.
The Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Mines,
Department of Mines, New Delhi.
The Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur.
The Director General, Mines Safety, Dhanbad, Bihar.
The O.S.D (P), Ind. & Com. Dept. for necessary action.
The Ind. & Com. [C&MM] Department.
//FORWARDED BY ORDER//