Ministry of Mines
The Ministry of Mines, Government of India as a policy decision felt a need to develop “Mining Tenement System (MTS)” and nominated IBM as the Purchaser for the project. The proposed system of MTS will facilitate the entrepreneur to identify the suitable areas for various types of mineral concessions that are mining tenements viz. Reconnaissance Permit (RP), ML, PL-CUM-ML and Non-exclusive RP through web based technology services and enable IBM and State Governments to monitor and manage the mining activities. The web-based system would integrate with Geographical Information System (GIS), so that information could be shown spatially in the form of maps as a service to the end users. The system will also facilitate the functioning of IBM in terms of mines inspection, on-line returns from different stakeholders, data collection etc.