GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MINES - Prospecting Licence for Limestone over an extent of 21.27 sq.kms. in Dhannawada, Vaddarala etc. Villages [Nine villages] of Mylavaram Mandal, Cuddapah District for a period of two years in favour of M/s The Associated Cement Companies Limited - Granted - Orders - Issued.
INDUSTRIES AND COMMERCE (M.III)DEPARTMENT
Read the following:-
1. From M/s The Associated Cement Companies Ltd., P.L applicationdt.27.9.94.
2. From the DMG F.No.27632/R4-1A/94, dt.19.4.2000.
O R D E R:-
The Government sanction to M/s The AssociatedCement Companies Limited grant of Prospecting Licence for Limestone over an extent of21.27 sq.kms. in Dhannawada, Vaddarala etc. Villages [Nine villages] of Mylavaram Mandal,Cuddapah District for a period of two years subject to the provisions of Mines andMinerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 67 of 1957 and the rules made thereunder ingeneral, subject also to the conditions in Form-F prescribed under the Mineral ConcessionRules, 1960 and to the additional conditions specified in the appendix to this order.
2. The rate of prospecting fee will be Rs.5/-(Rupees five only) per hectare of the land covered by the licence for each year or portionof a year.
3. The grantee should deposit as security a sumof Rs.500/- per every square kilometre and part thereof as prescribed in Rule 20 of theMineral Concession Rules, 1960 before the licence deed is actually executed.
4. The terms and conditions referred to in para-1of this order are subject to such further modifications, additions and alterations as maybe ordered before the licence deed is executed.
5. The grantee should execute the licence deedwithin the time limit specified in Rule 15 of Mineral Concession Rules, 1960.
6. The Director of Mines and Geology is requestedto take necessary further action for the execution of the licence deed after satisfyinghimself that the grantee holds a valid M.R.C.C. and the current I.T.C.C. As soon as thelicence deed is executed, the date of such execution should be reported to the Government.
Note:- The grant is liable to cancellation should it be found that it was grossly inequitable or was made under a mistake of fact or owing to misrepresentation or fraud or in excess of authority.
7. A copy of this order is available on theInternet and can be accessed at the address- "http://apts.gov.in/apgos".
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
DEPUTY SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
The Director of Mines and Geology,Hyderabad.(w.e:FILE)
M/s The Associated Cement Companies Ltd., CRSComplex, L.B.S. Marg,
Thane -400 604.
The Asst.Director of Mines & Geology,Cuddapah.
The Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines,Nagpur.
The Director General of Mines Safety, Dhanbad,Bihar.
The Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry ofMines, Dept. of Mines, New Delhi.
The Collector, Cuddapah.
The O.S.D.[P], Computer Wing, Ind.& Com.Dept.
The Ind. & Com. [C&MM] Department.
//FORWARDED BY ORDER//
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD AT 3.00 PM ON5.7.2000 BY THE MINISTER FOR MINES AND GEOLOGY.
l. Smt. Minnie Mathew,IAS,
Secretary to Govt.
Industries & Commerce Dept.
Secretary to Govt.
Tribal Welfare Dept.
3.Smt. Chandana Khan,IAS,
Vice Chairman and Managing Director,
A.P.Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.
4. Sri T.V.Choudhary,
Director of Mines and Geology,
5. Sri V.Rama Subba Reddy,
Executive Director, APMDC
Secretary (Industries) mentioned that the meetingwas called to discuss the following issues:--
l) Progress achieved by TRICOR after obtaining PLfor mining of Semi-precious Stones
2) Whether TRICOR would be able to do prospectingin Scheduled Areas falling in Reserved Forest Areas.
Minister for Mines and Geology pointed out thatthe very adverse reports were appearing in the press about illicit mining and enquiredabout the progress achieved by TRICOR after the P.Ls were given to TRICOR in 1998.Secretary, Tribal Welfare mentioned that 7 Tribal Mining Cooperative Societies formed andguidelines have been issued. However, they needed technical guidance for conductingevaluation and marketing. As the post of Asst.Director of Mines and Geology has not beenfilled up so far, they have not been able to proceed further.
Director of Mines and Geology clarified that anEvaluation Committee had already been constituted for evaluating semi precious stones withexperts from Mumbai and this Committee was meeting once in a month for evaluating theSemi-precious stones. Once the evaluation is done, auction can be done on the basis of therecommendations of the Evaluation Committee.
VC&MD,APMDC mentioned that although 28 P Lswere granted to them for Reserved Forest Areas find Scheduled Areas, they have noobjection to TRICOR undertaking this activity. MD also suggested that in case the TribalWelfare Dept. agrees, they could consider forming Joint Ventures with TRICOR forprospecting of Semi Precious Stones in Agency areas. TRICOR could have 51% share and APMDCcould have 49% share in the Joint Venture.
After discussions, it was decided that APMDC findTRICOR would form a Joint Venture and enter into a MOU for all 35 leases and for any newareas in the Agency areas. APMDC and TRICOR will then prepare a plan of action so as tocommence mining by 15.8.2000.