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MINES AND GEOLOGY

Department history in brief:

The Department of Mines and Geology started functioning under the name and style as “Hyderabad Geological Survey” (HGS) during the year 1921. The functions of the HGS were carrying systematic survey, preparation of information on the mineral resources and technical advises on geology and mineral occurrences to Government as well as private persons. The functions of geological survey and inspection of mines were carried out both by the Department of Mines and Hyderabad Geological Survey until 1951.  The Hyderabad Geological Survey was merged with Geological Survey of India in the year 1951 Later the functions of granting of mineral concessions were transferred to Revenue Department. The Department of Mines & Geology was looking after the technical aspects and advising Government on desirability to grant mineral concessions. In 1961,1964 & 1967, State Government established (3) Regional Offices under the charge of Assistant Director of Mines & Geology to look after the mineral activity in the State. Introduction of permit system in the year 1975 made it obligatory on the part of mine owners to pay royalty in advance and obtain permits from respective Assistant Directors of Mines & Geology before transporting minerals from the leased areas. In 1976 – 77, Government sanctioned a scheme of re-organization of the Department wherein mineral regulatory work in respect of both major & minor minerals hitherto under the control of the Revenue Department was transferred to the Department of Mines & Geology. In 1976 – 77, to administer mineral regulatory activity in the State Government established (12) offices of Assistant Directors of Mines & Geology offices and (4) offices of Regional Deputy Director of Mines & Geology offices.

After Reorganization of the state and After Reorganization of the Districts, the promotional, regulatory and collection of mineral revenue in the Telangana State is performed by Directorate at Hyderabad. (3) Regional Deputy Directors of Mines & Geology offices at Nizamabad, Warangal and Hyderabad. (32) District Assistant Director of Mines & Geology Offices each at District Head Quarters.

The office of the Asst. Director of Mines and Geology (Vigilance) was established at Mahabubabad on 19.12.2007 as Head Quarters  with the jurisdiction of erstwhile Warangal District as per G.O.Ms.No.219 Fin (SMPC) Dept. dt:28.11.2007 for taking of the following. 

  1. Detection of Illicit mining/quarrying
  2. Detection of encroachments of ML/QL areas
  3. Inspection of Mineral Based Industries
  4. Inspection of major private civil constructions
  5. Checking of vehicles carrying minerals
  6. Enquiry of Grievances, Petitions received from public and Paper Clippings.

 Subsequently, the Government of Telangana State have re-organized the districts and formed new districts vide G.O.Ms.No.221 Revenue (DACMRF) Dept, date:11.10.2016.  Among other new districts, Mahabubabad District is also formed with Head Quarters at Mahabubabad town w.e.f 11.10.2016.

 The office of the Asst. Director of Mines and Geology (Vigilance), Mahabubabad have been converted in to Regular Office as office of the Asst. Director of Mines and Geology, Mahabubabad  with the jurisdiction of newly formed Mahabubabad District as per G.O.RT No. 342 Industries and Commerce (Mines-I) Department, dated:11.10.2016 with following posts entrusting with Mineral Regulatory Work, Promotion of Minerals  and Collection of Mineral Revenue to the State Exchequer and commenced work w.e.f. 11.10.2016.

1Asst. Director of Mines and Geology1

Sl.No. Post No. of Posts
2 Asst. Geologist 1
3 Royalty Inspector 1
4 Technical Assistant 1
5 Senior Assistant 1
6 Surveyor 1
7 Office Subordinate 1
  1. Department content / Plans / Schemes / Programs / Actions &
  • Functions / Activities of the Department:

          The Department of Mines & Geology is entrusted with both promotional and regulatory functions for overall development of Mineral Sector and collection of mineral revenue to the State Exchequer.

          In Telangana State under the control of Director of Mines & Geology oversee the functions of receipt & processing of Mineral Concession applications, grant of leases for Minor Minerals, approval of Mine Plans, Inspection of Mines, curbing of illicit Mining an Transportation, Vigilance, monitoring of Mineral Production, Survey & Demarcation of areas, Mineral Revenue Collection, Mineral Investigation & explorations and dissemination of Mineral information.

  • Minerals available in Mahabubabad District:

          The minerals are classified as two categories Major Minerals and Minor Minerals. The minerals available in the District is as follows.

(i).   Major Minerals:

        Iron Ore, Laterite.

(ii). Minor Minerals:

a) Existing Minerals

          Black Granite, Colour Granite, Building Stone & Road Metal, Earth/Gravel

b) 31 Minerals

       Quartz, Barytes, Dolomite.

 (C)   Mineral-Wise existing Leases

(a)    Major Minerals

Sl.

No

Mineral

No.of M.Ls inforce

Working

Non-working

Extent in  Hects

Govt. L

P.L

R.F

Total

1.

IRON ORE

3

3

16.00

8.00

0

24.00

TOTAL

3

3

3

16.00

8.00

0

24.00

(b)   31 Minerals

Sl.

No

Mineral

No.of M.Ls inforce

Working

Non-working

Extent in  Hects

Govt. L

P.L

R.F

Total

1.

Barytes

04

04

289.008

289.008

2

Dolomite

01

01

4.048

4.048

3.

Barytes & Dolomite

02

02

41.295

27.800

69.095

4

Quartz

01

01

4.989

4.989

TOTAL

08

01

08

334.351

32.789

367.14

(c)   Minor Minerals

Sl.

No

Mineral

No. of leases in force

working

Non-working

Extent in Hects

G.L

P.L

R.F

Total

1.

Black Granite

168

66

102

125.475

156.259

4.916

286.65

2.

Colour Granite

02

02

1.500

4.500

6.00

3.

Stone & Metal

19

16

03

25.14

10.704

35.844

TOTAL

189

84

105

152.115

171.463

4.916

328.494

 

  • MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES:
  1. Granite cutting and polishing units – 05
  2. Stone crusher units – 16
  3. Brick Kilns – 34
  4. Tiles (Bangalore) – 09 
  • Mineral Revenue Target and Achievement for the year 2019-20 (up to 29.02.2020)

The Director of Mines and Geology, Hyderabad has fixed Mineral Revenue Target of Rs. 2234.05 Lakhs for the year 2019–20 to  this office vide Memo No.292044/MR/2019, Date:01.05.2019 and Rs.1515.25 Lakhs have been achieved up to 29.02.2020 as detailed below.

Sl.No

Description

Major  Minerals              (in Lakhs)

Minor  Minerals                (in Laksh)

Total                   (in Lakhs)

1.

Target  for 2019-20

2234.05

2234.05

2.

Achievement (up to February’2020)

1515.25

1515.25

3

% of Achievement

67.82%

67.82%