Operating a Quarry

Rules & Regulations

Woking of quarry in India is governed by many Rules. A few of them are:

  1. MCDR
  2. Minor Mineral Rules of the State
  3. Explosives Rules – Latest Circular
  4. Explosives Rules
  5. AN Rules
  6. Mines Act
  7. Mines Rules
  8. Metalliferrous Mines Regulations

Apart from Industrial Disputes Act, Minimum Wages and other Rules Governing the employment of Labour and Running of Industry.

You need clearances/Permissions/ Licenses from

Apart from other permissions a normal industry needs.

Though there are many legislations complying with them is not very difficult. Legislative compliances pay back their investments by

  1. Lowering the cost of procurement of products such as buying explosives directly from the manufactures at a competitive price.
  2. Being able to buy a better quality of product.
  3. Reduced Accidents
  4. Increased productivity
  5. Reduced fines etc..paid.
  6. Positive Image among the stake holders and authorities.
  7. Being able to attract high calibre workers.

You also need to maintain a few simple registers and plans under these Legislations. Order Registers

How can I buy enough good quality explosives for my Excavation needs?

  • The best is to understand your requirements, constrains in procurement and the nearest sources of supply and the quality of supply.
  • Then apply for the license with proper forms and drawings
  • Usual time taken is 6 months.
  • The investment payback within 6 months to 3 years in form of
    • Better out put
    • Reduced cost of procurement.
    • Peace of mind.
    • Download Explosives Rules and AN Rules