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Mines & minerals sector is major employer in rural areas: Govt


  • The govt on 14 Oct said the mines and minerals sector is a major employer in rural areas and its role as an essential service has been acknowledged during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Speaking at a function, Mines Secretary Anil Kumar Jain said, just like agriculture, mines and mineral sector gives employment to the people in rural areas. 
  • Under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat scheme, the Centre in May announced enhancing private investments in the mineral sector and bringing in other reform measures.