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The Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (Abolition and Declaration as Mining Leases) Act, 1987

[Act No. 16 of 1987]

[23rd May, 1987.]

An Act to provide for the abolition of the mining concessions in operation in the Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and specified in the First and the Second Schedules, and for the declaration of such mining concessions as mining leases under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 with a view to the regulation of the mines to which such concessions relate and for the development of minerals under the control of the Union and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS certain mining concessions have been granted in perpetuity under the former Portuguese Mining Laws (Decree of 20th day of September, 1906) in the territories now included in the Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu by the former Portuguese Government and by the Government of Goa, Daman and Diu:

AND WHEREAS the aforesaid mining laws have ceased to be in force and doubts have been expressed as to whether such mining concessions are mining leases within the meaning of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act 1957 (67 of 1957):

AND WHEREAS it is expedient in the public interest to abolish such mining concessions and declare them as mining leases under the aforesaid Act for the purpose of making the provisions of that Act applicable to the mines to which such concessions relate with a view to the regulation of such mines and for the development of minerals under the control of the Union so as to subserve the common good:

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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