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Odisha Govt likely to issue Notification for Reopening of 26 Mines Today

Bhubaneswar, April 18: The Odisha government is likely to issue a notification today for reopening of 26 mines on the basis of recommendation by inter-departmental committee on mines.

A high-level meeting chaired by Development commissioner UN Behera on Friday recommended the reopening of 26 closed mines. The recommendation was approved by chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

With this decision, the captive mines will get the renewal for 15 years and the non-captive mines will get for five years under the provisions of the new Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.

The lease holders can operate the mines after the registration with required documents.

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