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Overview of the Department

The Department of Mines and Geology is the investigative, administrative, advisory and promotional arm of the Govt. of Assam in mineral development. The Department of Mines and Geology is entrusted with regulatory and promotional tasks, which involve mineral investigation, exploration, receipt and processing of Mineral concession applications, approve mining plans, grant and monitoring of Leases, Vigilance, Issue of Permits, Monitoring of production and dispatch, Collection of Mineral revenue, development of Mineral based industries in the State.

It generates and collates Geo-Scientific data of the state and coordinates with all geological agencies like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, universities etc., for carrying out geological investigations and explorations in the state. It helps in identifying the Mineral potential for exploitation and development of Mineral based industries in the state.