Infrastructure Odisha, Karnataka to auction lapsing mining leases in July, August Updated : June 07, 2019 01:58 PM IST Over 300 mining leases are due to expire as per the provisions contained in the amended version of Mines and Minerals- Development & Regulation (MMDR) Act, 2015. The state of Odisha has close to 18 iron ore mines and three chrome ore mines where leases are set to lapse by March 2020. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.