Performance audit on illegal mining in Rajasthan: Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended 31 March 2020
This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) contains significant findings of Performance Audit on “Illegal Mining in Rajasthan” of Mines and Geology Department of State Government. Rajasthan has the highest number of mining leases in the country. There are frequent reports in the media regarding rampant illegal mining of minerals. The Department itself identified 48,486 cases of illegal mining activities during the years 2015-16 to 2019-20. Illegal mining cases during the year 2019-20 increased 169 per cent in comparison to 2015-16. This performance audit was conducted to assess weather the State Government is taking adequate measures to curb illegal mining and to identify/check the cases of illegal mining in the State by using Remote Sensing Data and available Geographic Information System (GIS).