Department of Mines and Geology

Government of Karnataka

About Us


The Department of Mines and Geology is one of the oldest Scientific and Technical organizations having the following prime functions and objective in the field of mineral investigation and administration.

1. The objective of Mineral Administration is to regulate and control the mining and quarrying activities in the State keeping in view the mineral conservation and scientific mining/quarrying. The officers are engaged in periodical inspection of leased areas to control the movement of minerals, regulating the areas by granting mining and quarrying leases as per Acts/rules and checking of unauthorized transportation of minerals.

2. Revenue collection from mining and quarrying activities.

3. Exploration and development of mineral resources of State.

4. Prevention of unauthorized mining and quarrying activities thereby increasing the revenue to State exchequer.

5. Mineral exploration and development employing modern technology and concepts, categorizing the resources in terms of grade and industrial utility, identifying scope for development of mineral based industries and export of minerals.

6. Establishing the mineral resources identified with surface studies and also exploration for hidden deposits by drilling.

7. The analysis of Ground water samples for Chemical constituents and Mineral samples for percentages of mineral content is being carried out at the departmental laboratories.

8. Establishment of Modern Check post & Inter State Border Check post at strategic points to control illegal Quarrying & Transportation of Minerals.

9. Transformation of Mineral Administration through e-Governance to plug the loopholes in the entire mining value chain.

10.Delivering good Governance through computerization of mineral administration

11.Ensure Sustainable Mining and Development

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