Hon'ble Chief Minister

Sh. Jairam Thakur

Hon'ble Minister (Industries)

Sh. Bikram Singh

Introduction

The Geological Wing was set up in the Department of Industries, H.P. in the Year 1964 - 65. Primarily, work entrusted to the Geological Wing was to explore the mineral wealth of the State for their scientific and economical exploitation and setting up of mineral based industries. With the passage of time, the nature of work and responsibilities of the Geological Wing have increased manifold. With the changing scenario, the Mining industry in Himachal has emerged as a major economic activity, which is contributing significantly to the economy of the State and mining sector has become a new thrust area focusing Development and regulation, resulting into creation of various other allied issues pertaining to mining. The Geological Wing is part and parcel of the Industries Department, consisting of 353 Officers/employees against the sanctioned strength.

News & Events

  •  Delegation of Powers to Control Illegal Mining in Himachal Pradesh
    Monday 20-11-2017  read more

  •  Detail of Stone Crusher in Himachal Pradesh
    Monday 20-11-2017  read more

  •  List of Registered Qualified Persons to prepare Mining Plan
    Tuesday 19-09-2017  read more

  •  Siting Parametes for Stone Crusher in Himachal Pradesh
    Wednesday 30-08-2017  read more

  •  Siting Parameters for Brick Kilns in Himachal Pradesh
    Wednesday 30-08-2017  read more

  •  Minor Mineral Mining Leases in Himachal Pradesh
    Wednesday 30-08-2017  read more

  •  Himachal Pradesh River Bed Mining Policy 2013
    Wednesday 30-08-2017  read more

  •  Himachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Rules 2015 (Hindi)
    Wednesday 30-08-2017  read more

  •  Himachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Rules 2015 (English)
    Thursday 31-08-2017  read more

Geological Wing
Department of Industries
Udyog Bhawan, Bemloe, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh

E-mail
geologicalwing@gmail.com

Phone
0177-2653779

Detail of Illegal Cases Detected

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Major & Minor minerals?  

    Major minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in the MMDR Act,1957 and the common major minerals are Limestone, Clay, Coal, Quartz etc. minor Minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in Minor Mineral concession rules and the common minor minerals are sand stone bazri, Limestone, Building stones etc.

  • RP means Reconnaissance Permit, PL means Prospecting License, ML means Mining Lease.

  • For the copy of Act/ Rules/Policy click this weblink: - http://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/miningstone

  • For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/miningstone(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015) Application in form- O along with Fees 2500/- for joint inspection & and following documents are required along with application

    1. CA- form "B" (Certificate of Approval)
    2. Revenue paper viz Jamabandi/tatima etc.
    3. NOC of concerned gram panchayat (in the shape of resolution)
    4. Income tax Clearance certificate
    5. Location site plan and Technical feasibility report etc.

  • For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/miningstone(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). An application for the grant of a mining lease shall be made to the State Geologist, H.P. in From-C. Every application for the grant of mining lease shall be accompanied by:- A non-refundable fee of Rs. 5000/- and following documents are required

    1. CA- form "B" (Certificate of Approval)
    2. Revenue paper viz Jamabandi/tatima etc.
    3. Consents of Land Owners in case of private land
    4. NOC of concerned gram panchayat (in the shape of resolution)
    5. Income Tax clearance certificate
    6. Location Site Plan
    7. On receipt of the application for the grant of a mining lease the State Geologist H.P. the case is sent to Joint Inspection Committee chaired by the concerned SDM and after the recommendations of Joint Inspection Committee ‘Letter of Intent’ is issued for completing the required formalities like forest and environment clearances etc. Thereafter, mining lease is granted and executed in favour of the applicant.

  • The application must be filed within prescribed format in (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). Whatever entries are being made, must be complete in all respect and should be supported with documentary evidences. In absence of all documents, disposal of application may be delayed. Incomplete applications are liable to be cancelled.

  • Minor Minerals of the State are governed by (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015 and the policies made for these purposes.

  • Three types of mineral concessions for minor minerals are granted i.e. Mining Lease, Auction Quarry and Permit. click this weblink: - http://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/miningstone/ (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015).

  • To grant quarry lease, powers are delegated to State Geologist, Director of Industries and to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, depending upon type of minerals and size of area as under;

    1. State Geologist= upto 1.5 hect
    2. Director = upto 3 hect
    3. Government= more than 3 hect
  • Permit for minor minerals (Sand Stone and Bajri) are granted for fixed period and for fixed quantity, which are to be utilized. Mining Officer, State Geologist and Director of Industries are authorized to issue permits.

  • Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent are mentioned in Schedule-in Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015

  • Royalty from mining lease area is charged on basis of mineral production from the mining lease area as per the rates specified under mining Rules. In case of auction of mineral the contract money is charged in equal quarterly instalments.

  • Any ‘person’ who is either an Indian national or a company registered in India is eligible to obtain mineral concessions. While in case of an individual, the ‘person’ should be a citizen of India, in case of a firm or other association of individuals, all members of the firm or members of the association should be citizens of India.

  • A RP for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for 3 years and for maximum area of 5,000 square kilometer, to be relinquished progressively.

  • A PL for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for a maximum period of 3 years and for a maximum area of 25 square kilometer.

  • If the mining leaseholder violates any of the terms and conditions of the mining lease, including default in payment of mining dues, the mining lease can be terminated.

  • The auction quarries for extraction of minerals area notified by the State Government from time to time. Any person can participate in the auction as per the procedure and terms & conditions specified in the Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015. The period of Auction in case of forest Land is 15 years whereas, in government land the period is 10 years.

List of Contact Numbers

  • GEOLOGICAL WING  
    # Designation Name of Officer Resident Mobile Office Email
    1 Director of Industries Sh. Rajesh Sharma 994183-81433 0177-2621911 dirindus-hp@nic.in
    2 State Geologist Sh. Puneet Guleria (Additonal Charge) 94181-23329 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    3 Personal Assistant to State Geologist Smt. Uma 94184-77732 0177-2657339 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    4 Geologist Sh. Puneet Guleria 94181-23329 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    5 Geologist Sh. Anil Kumar Singh Rana 94180-18811 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    6 Geologist Sh. Gaurav Sharma 94180-94190 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    7 Geologist Sh. Sanjeev Sharma 94184-65200 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    8 Assistant Geologist Sh. Atul Sharma 98164-33460 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    9 Assistant Geologist Sh. Sunil Verma 98166-86165 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
    10 Assistant Geologist Sh. Dinesh Kumar 98162-91994 0177-2652499 geologicalwing@gmail.com
  • # Designation Name of Officer Resident Mobile Office Email
    1 Mining Officer(Solan) Sh. Sarit Chander 94185-71409 01792-230024 ----
    2 Mining Officer(Sirmour) Sh. Suresh Bhardwaj 94186-25341 01702- 222330 ----
    3 Mining Officer(Una) Sh. Kulbhushan Sharma 94590-72819 01975-224002 ----
    4 Mining Officer(Hamirpur) Sh. Paramjit Singh 94184-91133 01972-221520 ----
    5 Mining Officer(Kullu) Sh. Suresh Kumar 94184- 39966 01899- 223943 ----
    6 Mining Officer(Mandi) Sh. Rajeev Kalia 94186- 56450 01905-223342 ----
    7 Mining Officer(Shimla) Km. Shailza Chaoudhary 94185-17395 0177- 2653176 ----
    8 Mining Officer(Kangra) Sh. Harvinder Singh 89880-23986 01978-224248 ----
    9 Mining Officer(Bilaspur) Km. Bindiya 94596- 37600 ---- ----
    10 Mining Officer(Kinnaur) Sh. Gagan Deep Singh 97366-39577 ---- ----
    11 Mining Officer(Chamba) Sh. J.K. Puri 94180-17154 01892-224428 ----
    12 Mining Officer(Nurpur) Sh. Neeraj Kant 98165-19502 ---- ----