Mines & Geology

Role & Functionality of Dept.:

The functions of the office of the Asst. Director of Mines and Geology is promoting Mineral regulatory work and development in Krishna District with in the purview of APMMC Rules, 1966 in case of Minor Mineral and M.C.Rules, 1960 and MM(D&R) Act, 1957 and other rules.  This office is receiving applications both for Major and Minor Minerals and after conducting due inspection necessary proposals in respect of Major Minerals are sent to the Director of Mines and Geology, Hyderabad and in respect of Minor Minerals to the Dy. Director of Mines and Geology.  The applicants are given guidance as to the availability of Minerals and the methods of economic mining and feasibility of the areas for economic exploration.  Recently this office is encouraging new entrepreneurs for filing of Granite applications in the District, Prospecting License for Granite was granted and another some quarry lease for Granite recommended for grant recommended  for Granite quarry lease.  If the material clicks in the matter, there is a possibility of Granite Industry becoming in the District.  As part of duty this office is executing the leases granted both under M.C.Rules, 1960 and APMMC rules, 1966 by collecting Advance Dead Rents, Security Deposit amounts and necessary registration charges etc.  The Mining Leases after execution are sent for registration and after registration are allowed for conducting Mining operations.

The Technical staff of this office are inspecting the applied areas of Mineral concession for both Major and Minor Minerals and also conducting regular inspections and surprise visits to curb the illicit activity and transportation of Minerals.