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Karnataka is known as a venue for setting up industries. The state has focused on emphasizing the economic and industrial development of the country,
with a progressive perspective that has changed over the years. The state has large public enterprises / private-owned industries and small and small
industries. In recent years, Karnataka has established IT sectors, biotechnology and other value-added industrial sectors, which have been able to
provide research development facilities in areas such as information technology and biotechnology. The state of Karnataka has a number of cottage
industries, manufactures and handicraft industries such as small industries, khadi and village industries which have been a heritage.



 The Department of Mines and Geology is one of the oldest Scientific and Technical organizations having the following prime functions in the field of mineral investigation and administration.

  1. The objective of Mineral Administration is to regulate and control the mining and quarrying activities in the State keeping in view the mineral conservation and scientific mining/quarrying. The officers are engaged in periodical inspection of leased areas to control the movement of minerals, regulating the areas by granting mining and quarrying leases as per Acts/rules and checking of unauthorized transportation of minerals.
  2. Revenue collection from mining and quarrying activities.
  3. Exploration and development of mineral resources of State.
  4. Prevention of unauthorized mining and quarrying activities thereby increasing the revenue to State exchequer.
  5. Mineral exploration and development employing modern technology and concepts, categorizing the resources in terms of grade and industrial utility, identifying scope for development of mineral based industries and export of minerals.
  6. Establishing the mineral resources identified with surface studies and also exploration for hidden deposits by drilling.
  7. The analysis of Ground water samples for Chemical constituents and Mineral samples for percentages of mineral content is being carried out at the departmental laboratories.
  8. Establishment of Modern Check post & Inter State Border Check post at strategic points to control illegal Quarrying & Transportation of Minerals.
  9. ‘Transformation of Mineral Administration through e-Governance’ to plug the loopholes in the entire mining value chain.

Last Updated: 06-07-2019 03:34 PM Updated By: DS Services(N R Jaganmatha)

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