In September 2020, the state government has formed the Rajasthan State Mineral Exploration Trust to prepare a vision and mission for the planned development of mineral resources and their exploration and prepare master plan for undertaking detailed exploration and assaying of resource.
Salient Features of Rajasthan State Mineral Exploration Trust
TheTrust will have nine-member governing body headed by mines and petroleum minister and seven-member executive committee will be headed by ACS mines and petroleum.
The Trust facilitate geophysical, ground and aerial survey to find potential mineral resources and undertake study for their sustainable development, while adopting advanced scientific and technological practices.
The Trust will undertake research and development in the field of mineral analysis and testing of ores, identification of associated impurities of rocks and mineral samples submitted by the Department, public sector undertakings, private sector mineral industries, research institutions, laboratories etc. so as to assess quality of ores, minerals by chemical, physical testing and instrumental analysis on no profit no loss basis.
The Trust will initiate action to strengthen and upgrade the department laboratory and provide impetus to research and development and to provide certificate on the basis of testing and analysis to exporters of mineral based products after obtaining accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).