Star Rating of Mines: Mines Ministry to facilitate higher ratings for all mines across India : Mines Secy

The main objective of this system is to bring all mines to minimum 4- or 5-star rating in the shortest possible time. Everything is transparent and can be accessed in public domain. All mines in India should necessarily have a four-star rating and the government as a facilitator would help them reach the desired level.

Star Rating of Mines: Mines Ministry to facilitate higher ratings for all mines across India : Mines Secy

The star rating system, that rates mines out of five stars, is a two-layered system based on a self-evaluation by the mine operator. The rating is based on various indicators including social, economic and environmental parameters and under the template developed by IBM, all these parameters carry certain weightage. Based on self evaluation, points are awarded to the party. Those getting above 90 marks on a scale of 100 will get 5-stars and those getting between 80-90 points get a 4-star rating. This system is aimed at creating a healthy competitive environment amongst mining companies as this system recognises good performers while encouraging others to compete and strive further for excellence