Regulatory Issues

SMI-FIMI always strives to positively influence the Indian Policies and Regulations to simplify laws/regulations to promote sustainable mining. We have been involved in many of the court cases with fruitful results. We represent to the Ministry of Mines, MoEF, and Pollution Control Boards etc. on behalf of our members for any regulatory issues affecting them adversely. With negative perceptions prevailing, more laws and stricter enforcements becoming order of the day, made more difficult by judicial pronouncements and active NGOs.

The following regulatory tasks are performed by us:

Simplification of procedures to restart mines in Karnataka.
Keep approaching State / Central Government to simplify the law for better compliance and enforcement
Persuade Governments for a holistic review of all laws applicable to mining industry which leads to merging and simplification of the same
Specific regulatory problems of the SMI/FIMI members
Challenge specific laws / provisions / orders in appropriate Courts of Law : State level, Central level