SHORT NOTES  ON MINES AND MINERALS IN DINDIGUL DISTRICTRTO

I.  Minerals available in Dindigul District

a)     Major Minerals

i)        Limestone

ii) Quartz and Feldspar


b)     Minor Minerals

i) Granite

ii) Rough Stone, Jelly

iii) Sand

iv)  Brick Earth


Major Minerals

1. Limestone

Sl. No. Taluk No.of leases In Patta lands No.of leases Both in Govt .Poramboke and in Patta lands Total Usage of the Mineral
1 Natham 10 1 11 Cement, Chemical based industries
2 Vedasandur 19 8 27
Total 29 9 38

2. Quartz and Feldspar

Sl. No. Taluk No.of leases In Patta lands No.of Leases in Govt .Poramboke lands   No.of leases Both in Govt .Poramboke and in Patta lands Total Usage of the Mineral
1 Dindigul 3 1 - 4 Mirror goods, Vessels, Cleaning powder
2 Natham 2 2 1 5
3 Oddanchatram 3 - - 3
4 Vedasandur 16 1 - 17
Total 24 4 1 29

II.                  Minor Minerals

a) Granite

Sl.No. Taluk No.of leasesin Govt .Porambokelands No.of leasesIn Patta lands Total Usage of the Mineral
1 Oddanchatram - 2 2 Buildings, Name Boards, Slabs, wall panel.
2 Vedasandur - 10 10
3 Natham - 1 1
Total - 13 13

b) Rough Stone( Jelly and rough stone)

Sl.No. Taluk No.of leasesIn Government Poramboke lands No.of leasesin Patta lands Total Usage of the Mineral
1 Dindigul 13 37 50 Building construction and road works
2 Nilakottai 9 19 28
3 Natham 5 2 7
4 Palani 11 22 33
5 Oddanchatram 18 15 33
6 Vedasandur 25 40 65

Total

81 135 216

c) Brick Earth

Sl. No. Taluk No.of leases In Govt Poramboke lands No.of leases in Patta lands Total Usage of the Mineral
1 Dindigul 17 7 24 Chamber brick, Country brick, road works and for agricultural Purpose
2 Nilakottai 6 2 8
3 Natham 0 0 0
4 Palani 2 3 5
5 Oddanchatram 3 3 6
6 Vedasandur 9 2 11
Total 37 17 54

d). Sand

            In G.O.Ms.No.110, Public Works Department, dated 6.7.2006, Government have delegated powers to the District Collectors to accord permission to start new sand quarries to sell the sand by the PWD.  Accordingly,  permission has been accorded to the EE/PWD, Nanganchiar Basin Division, Palani. The following are the available sand quarries in Dindigul District.

Sl. No. Taluk Sand quarrying area
1 Palani Palar-Porandar dam site
2 Palani Kalthurai Anicut in Shanmuganadhi
3 Palani Odaikkadu Shanmugamparai, Periammapatti
4 Vedasandur Lakshmanampatti Anicut in Kodaganar river, V.Pudukottai village
5 Vedasandur Poothipuram Anicut in Kodaganar river
6 Dindigul Ayyapatti to Kanniapuram in Shandanavardini river
7 Dindigul Kanniapuram to Rahalapuram in Shandanavardini river
8 Dindigul Pannaipatti to Rajakkapatti in Shandhanavardini River.
9 Dindigul M..M.Kovilur in Shandanavardini river
10 Dindigul M.M.Kovilur to Mullipadi in Shandanavardini river
11 Dindigul M.M.Kovilur to Pillamanaickenpatti  in Shandanavardini river
12 Oddanchatram Nanganchiar near Arasappapillaipatti
13 Oddanchatram Perumalkovil odai near Athikombai village
14 Vedasandur Santhanavardhini River, Kulathur- Marampadi
15 Dindigul Undarpatti, Thirugampatti and Pallapatti in Kodaganar River.
16 Palani Neikarapatti  Village – Patchaiyar Sengulam
17 Dindigul Kanniyapuram – Avulipatti in Shandhanavardini River.

            The above 17 sand quarries the following 4 quarrries are operated by  the PWD.

Sl.

No.

Taluk

Sand quarrying area

1

Palani

Palar-Porandar dam site

2

Palani

Neikarapatti  Village – Patchaiyar Sengulam

3

Dindigul

Kanniyapuram – Avulipatti in Shandhanavardini River.

4

Oddanchatram

Nanganchiar near Arasappapillaipatti


III.                Mineral Receipts for the past 3 years

Year

Receipt in Rs.

2003-04

10,33,82,987

2004-05

13,98,86,213

2005-06

15,83,05,434

2006-07

14,22,78,765

2007-2008

(1.4.07 to 31.8.07).

6,31,73,351

 

II(i) APPORTIONMENT OF SEIGNIORAGE FEE TO LOCAL BODIES

Year

Receipt in Rs.

2003-04

   69,75,164

2004-05

1,66,20,314

2005-06

 2,20,22,366

2006-2007

2,52,37,914

2007-2008

(1.4.07 to 30.6.07)

95,90,595

III. SEIZURE OF VEHICLES FOR THE ILLICIT TRANSPORTATION AND QUARRYING OF MINERALS

 

Year No.of vehicles seized Penalty collected
2003-04 156 38,05,579
2004-05 175 40,18,484
2005-06 149 28,26,890
2006-07 132 33,67,059
2007-2008 (1.4.07 to 31.8.07) 114 23,27,067

 


I. Procedure for obtaining  Minor Mineral leases ( Rough stone, Jelly, Gravel, Brick Earth, Kankar, Granite)

a) Rough Stone (Government Poramboke land)

The District Collector will have to publish a notice in the District Gazette inviting applications from the  societies formed by the released bonded labourers and eligible Sowarna Jayanthi Gram Swanozzar Yojana registered under the Tamil Nadu Co-op societies Act 1983 or Tamil  Nadu societies Registration Act 1975 for the direct grant of quarry lease under rule 8(10-A) for rough stone getting land availability report from the Tahsildar and technical report from the Assistant Director (Mines).

The application for the direct grant of lease shall be in the form prescribed in Appendix VI-B of Rule 8 of the Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 with following enclosures.

1      A Non refundable application fee for Rs.500/- remitted in chalan/DD from Nationalised Bank in favour of District Collector payable at Dindigul.

2      Attested copy of the certificate of registration of the society  under the Tamil Nadu Societies registration Act 1975 (Act 27/75 or the Tamil Nadu co-operative Societies Act 1983 (Act 30/83).

3      All members of the society should be worked in the quarry in any one of the stone quarry for a period not less than two years and a certificate to this effect must be furnished.

4      Latest mining dues clearance certificate as per Appendix VIII.

5      Latest income tax clearance certificate or a sworn affidavit for having filed income tax returns.


The District Collector will examine all the applications received. If the application is not accompanied by the required documents the District Collector shall issue a notice to the society to furnish the documents. The applicant should submit the required documents within fifteen days.


On receipt of the documents the District Collector will place the application before the Special Committee and get its recommendations  and based on their recommendations the District Collector passes appropriate orders.

If the lease is granted to a society formed by SGSY group or released bonded labourers, they are eligible for 50 percent remission in the total one time lease amount fixed on par with the amount fetched during the auction conducted for the adjoining quarries. The fixed lease amount shall be paid in four equal installments within a period of one year.


The area which are not granted lease under rule 8(10-A) further notification in the District gazette under rule 8(8) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 will be issued. The Tender applications shall be made in the form prescribed in Appendix VI with following documents.

1     A Non refundable application fee for Rs.1500/- remitted in Chalan/DD from any Nationalised Bank in favour of District Collector payable at Dindigul.

2     Earnest money deposit for Rs.25,000/- by means of DD obtained from any Nationalised Bank in favour of “District Collector” payable at Dindigul.

3     Demand draft for 10% of the Tender amount drawn in favour of the District Collector.

4     An affidavit showing particulars of areas already held mineral wise in each District of the State.

5     An affidavit showing the particulars of the area already held under quarrying lease or quarrying permission or applied for, but not yet granted.

6     A valid mining dues clearance certificate in the prescribed form in Appendix VIII.

7     An affidavit stating that the applicant has filed up to date Income Tax returns.


Before opening the tender application received for each area, an auction shall be conducted by the District Collector or by an officer authorized by the District Collector on the date and time mentioned in the District Gazette.

The Highest bidder or tenderer as the case may be, will be declared by the District Collector as successes full bidder/tenderer and if the amount is reasonable then the District Collector shall direct the person to pay 10% of the bid amount or tender amount immediately. The remaining 90% of the tendered amount or bid amount shall be paid within a week after issuing confirmation orders by the Collector.


             After remitting the entire lease amount the lessee has to pay 10% of the lease amount, as security deposit  and shall execute the lease deed duly prepared in non-judicial stamp papers with the District Collector and register the agreement as per the rule 34  of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1959. Transport permit will be issued on payment of the required seigniorage fee.


(b). Rough Stone, Gravel, Kankar (Patta land)

The application for quarrying of rough stone in the patta land shall be made to the District Collector in the form prescribed in Appendix VI under rule 19(1) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 along with the following documents.


1      A Non-refundable application fee for Rs.1500/- remitted in Chalan/DD from any Nationalised Bank in favour of District Collector payable at Dindigul.

2      Sworn affidavit stating that the details of the quarrying leases already held/applied for but not granted and being applied for simultaneously.

3      Latest mining dues clearance certificate as per Appendix VIII.

4      Latest income tax clearance certificate or a sworn affidavit for having field income tax returns.

5      A copy of FMB, Chitta, Adangal and combined sketch showing the details of lease applied area.


After receipt of the application the Tahsildar concerned will be  requested to submit for the land availability report of the lease applied area. The Assistant Director (Mines) will inspect the land on technical grounds and send the proposal to the Collector and Collector will peruse and grant lease to the applicant.

The lessee shall deposit Rs.5000/- towards security deposit by means of K.V.P bond and will execute a lease deed duly prepared in non judicial stamp papers with the Collector. The lease period starts from the date of execution. The executed lease deed should be registered at the cost of the lessee. The  despatch slips for the removal of mineral from the quarry site will be issued to the lessee.


(c). Procedure for obtaining permission for quarrying Brick Earth

The quarrying for quarrying brick earth in the patta land shall be made in the form prescribed in Appendix IV-A of rule 19(2) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 addressed to the District Collector with the following documents.

1     A copy of certificate of registration issud by the District Collector concerned.

2     The consent letter from the land owner where the applicant has proposed to quarry the brick earth.

3     Annual fee at the rate specified below by means of chalan/ demand draft/ banker’s cheque of any nationalised bank.

Kiln

No. of Chambers/ firing vents

Annual mineral fee

 Modern

Upto 16

17-26

27 and above

Rs. 28,000/-

Rs 35,000/-

Rs.40,000/-

Country

Upto 15

16 and above

Rs. 5000/-

Rs. 6000/-


The applicant should also enclose the following documents in triplicate.


1     A Non refundable application fee for Rs.1500/- remitted in Chalan/DD from any Nationalised Bank in favour of District Collector payable at Dindigul.

2     Sworn affidavit stating that the details of the quarrying leases already held/ applied for but not granted and being applied for simultaneously.

3     Latest mining dues clearance certificate as per Appendix VIII.

4     Latest income tax clearance certificate or a sworn affidavit for having filed income tax returns.

5     A copy of FMB, Chitta, Adangal and combined sketch showing the details of lease applied area.

            The permit shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of execution of the lease deed agreement.

In the case of Government poramboke pond/Kulam/tank, a report from tank maintaining department will be obtained and also Assistant Director (Mines) will inspect the applied area and he will submit technical report along with his recommendation to the District Collector. Finally District Collector will grant lease as per rule 12 of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 for the minimum period of one year.


The lessee shall deposit Rs.5000/- towards security deposit by means of K.V.P bond and shall execute a lease deed in non judicial stamp papers with the Collector. The lease period starts from the date of execution. The despatch slips for the removal of mineral from the quarry site will be issued to the lessee.


The public may be allowed to quarry for free of charge for bonafide domestic or agricultural purposes from tank beds under the control of the PWD or Rural Development Department without obtaining permit for quarrying.

Quarrying for other than bonafide domestic or agricultural purposes shall be subject to the previous permission from the District Collector concerned and on payment of Seigniorage fee.


Ø      As per rule 3 of the Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 the temporary permit for taking the stone, gravel, clay will be given by the District Collector for the maximum quantity of 2000 cft (or) 20 unit for a limited period.


(d) . Procedure for obtaining Granite quarry lease (Patta)

An application for grant of quarrying lease under rule 19(A) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 shall be given to the District Collector in the form prescribed in Appendix –
VII addressed to the Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Chennai  along with the following documents.

A Non-refundable application fee for Rs.5000/- remitted in chalan/DD from any  Nationalised bank in favour of the District Collector payable at Dindigul.

1     Sworn affidavit stating that the details of the quarry leases already held/ applied for but not granted/ and applied for simultaneously.

2     Latest mining dues clearance certificate as per Appendix VIII.

3     A copy of FMB, Chitta, Adangal and combined sketch showing the details of lease applied area.

4     Latest income tax clearance certificate or a sworn affidavit for having filed income tax returns.

5     Nationality and solvency certificate.

On receipt of the application in triplicate, Revenue Divisional Officer concerned will be requested to submit for the land availability report. The Assistant Director (Mines) will inspect the area and submit his technical report regarding mineral availability in the lease applied area and finally proposal will be submitted to the District Collector, Dindigul for approval. After approval of the District Collector, the application will be sent to the Secretary, Industries Department, Secretariat, Chennai – 9 through Director of Geology and Mining, Chennai,  for the grant of lease for a minimum period of 20 years under rule 19(A) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959. The grant of quarry lease in the Government poramboke land is temporally suspended by the Government. 

(e) Granting of quarry lease to TAMIN

TAMIN, a Government of Tamil Nadu undertaking corporation can apply for the grant of lease in Government Poramboke lands under rule 8(C) of Tamil Nadu Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1959 in the prescribed form in Appendix VII addressed to the Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Secretariat, Chennai along with the following documents in triplicate.

1      A non refundable application fee for Rs.5000/-

2      Mining dues clearance certificate in the form prescribed in Appendix VIII.

3      Affidavit for having filed the Income tax returns.

4      FMB, Chitta, Adangal and combined sketch showing the lease applied areas.

After getting land availability from the Revenue Divisional Officer and technical report from the Assistant Director, the proposal will be submitted to the District Collector for approval. The District Collector sends the proposal to the Government with the recommendations through the Director of Geology and Mining, Chennai for passing suitable orders. Finally the State Government will pass an order for the grant of lease to the applicant for a minimum period of 20 years. After grant of lease, the lease deed shall be executed by the lessee and the District Collector in Appendix-1A. The lease period will commence from the date of execution of lease deed. The lessee shall transport the mineral from the lease hold area after obtaining transport permits and despatch slips from the Assistant Director (Mines). 

II. Procedure for obtaining Major Mineral mining lease. (Like Limestone, quartz and feldspar etc.)

The Government is the authority to grant in respect of Government lands on the recommendations of  the District Collector. The Director of Geology and Mining is the authority to grant lease in respect of patta lands after examining the recommendations of the District Collector. The lease is granted for a minimum period of 20 years and minimum area required for the grant of lease is 1.00.0 hectares.

The application for the grant of mining lease shall be in Form-I under rule 22(1) along of Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 with the following documents.


1      A non-refundable application fee of two thousand and five hundred rupees and one thousand rupees for meeting the preliminary expenses  under sub-rule (3) of rule 22 of the said rules payable a District Treasuries.

2      A valid mining clearance certificate in the prescribed form.

3      If a person is not having mining lease, he has to furnish an affidavit stating that he has not hold any mining lease. In case the applicant is a partnership firm or a private limited company, such other certificate as required shall be furnished by all partners of the partnership firm or, as the case may be.

4      An affidavit stating that the applicant has filed upto date Income tax returns (or) paid the income-tax on the basis of self assessment as provided in the Income-Tax Act 1961.

5      An affidavit showing particulars of area already held by the applicant (or) partners mineral-wise in the State.

6      The applicant should produce the evidence for the surface rights over the area or has obtained consent of the owner for starting operations.

7      A copy of FMB, Chitta, Adangal and combined sketch showing the details of lease applied area.

8      Solvency certificate from the Tahsildar concerned for minimum of Rs.1,00,000/-

9      Nationality proof


The applicant should enclose the above documents with the application in triplicate addressed to the Secretary, Industries Department, Chennai, If the applied area in the Government poramboke land and if it is patta land then it should be addressed to the Director of Geology and Mining, Chennai- through the District Collector and submitted to the Assistant Director of Geology and Mining, Dindigul.


After receiving the application, the Assistant Director (Mines) Dindigul will get land availability report from the Revenue Divisional Officer concerned and finally the Assistant Director (Mines) will inspect the site for giving technical report and he will submit the proposal to the Collector, Dindigul. After getting Collector’s approval, the application will be sent to Secretary, Industries Department, Chennai through the Director of Geology and Mining.  If it is a patta land the application will be sent to the Director of Geology and Mining, Chennai for the grant of mining lease for a period of 20 years as per rule 22(1) of Mineral Concession Rules,1960. Before the grant the applicant should submit approved mining plan. After the grant of leases the lessee/applicant shall execute the lease deed in Form K within  a period of 6 months. The date of commencement of the lease period will start from the date of registration of the Lease deed. After that the lessee should commence the operation with in a period of 2 years. On expiry of lease, the lessee is entitled for renewal. For which he should apply for renewal prior to 2 years from the date of expiry of lease in Form J along with the enclosures.