A Critical Evaluation of the Adequacy of Current Mining Laws in India: A Legal Study


  • Dalton Debbarma Advocate, Agartala District Court, West Tripura.
  • Yash Yadav Advocate, District and Sessions Court Gurugram.




Environmental Protection, Government, Illegal Mining, Implementation, Judiciary, Mining Laws.


It is a known fact that mining laws in any country is considered as a most important aspect and is necessary for the development of the country and especially for India being a developing country. But still India is struggling with the proper implementation of law as number of cases has been seen where the mining is been exploited by the players of the mining industry. This research paper is an attempt to analyse the important legislations regarding mining laws in India and are they sufficient to fulfil the current needs of the country specifically, the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. In this paper, the researchers would focus upon the important mining laws which regulates the mining sector in India and focus upon the implementation of the same by the government. First of all, the important mining legislations will be discussed and analysed in the paper. Further, the paper would throw light upon the challenges which are existing in the country in regard of the mining sector and in the respect of which the Legislature should look upon the challenges and do the necessary changes which are necessary in the current times. In support of this, this research would also look upon the judgements passed by the respective Courts in the context of lack of implementation of the mining laws in India. Finally, the analysis and the way forward will be discussed in this paper.


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Debbarma, D., & Yadav, Y. (2024). A Critical Evaluation of the Adequacy of Current Mining Laws in India: A Legal Study. International Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 9(1), 25–33. https://doi.org/10.60143/ijls.v9.i1.2023.81





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