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Mineral Policy was declared in Madhya Pradesh in the year
1. 1995
2. 1999
3. 2002
4. 2004

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1995

The correct answer is 1995.

  • Mineral Policy was declared in Madhya Pradesh in the year 1995.
  • The Government of Madhya Pradesh for the first time promulgate a Madhya Pradesh Mineral Policy in the year 1995.
  • In unipartite Madhya Pradesh, there were large mineral deposits and there existed vast expansion for mineral development.
  • However due to the bifurcation of State on 1st of November, 2000, deposits of many important minerals such as Iron ore, Tin ore, Corundum etc. and significant deposits of Coal, Limestone, Dolomite and Bauxite etc., now vest with the Chhattisgarh State.

  • Therefore, it has become vital for the successor State of Madhya Pradesh to frame such a policy so that not only new mineral deposits are identified and demarcated but are also mined in a scientific manner keeping in context the environmental balance in such a way so that the value addition takes place in the State itself.

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