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Private companies can no longer mine beaches in India

Updated : February 22, 2019 09:00 AM IST

In the notification dated 20 February 2019, the Centre has amended sections and rules which earlier allowed private companies to mine rare earth minerals found in the sands of India’s coasts.
Rare earth minerals are present as a mixture on the coasts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.
Private companies can no longer mine beaches in India

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