What are the different mineral concessions in Tamil Nadu?
Three kinds of mineral concessions are recognized in Indian law, viz Reconnaissance Permit (RP), Pospecting License (PL) and Mining Lease (ML) RP is granted for preliminary prospecting of a mineral through regional, aerial, geophysical or geochemical surveys and geological mapping. PL is granted for undertaking operations for purpose of exploring, locating or proving mineral deposit. ML is granted for undertaking operations for winning any mineral. 5. Who is eligible to obtain mineral concessions in Tamil Nadu? Any person who is either an Indian national or a company registered in India under section 3(1) of Companies Act, 1956 is eligible to obtain mineral concessions. While in case of an individual, the person should be a citizen of India, in case of a firm or other association of individuals, all members of the firm or members of the association should be citizens of India for such a person to be considered as Indian national. 6. What is the period and tenure for which a reconnaissa