Mines & Geology

Departmental Activities :

  • Receipt and processing of Mineral Concession application for grant leases to different minerals.
  • Issue of Mineral Dealer Licenses to Mineral Based Industry.
  • Issue of Temporary Permits for excavations and transportation of certain minerals to meet urgent requirements.
  • Regulation of excavation and transportation of minerals.
  • Identification of Sand bearing areas for excavation.
  • Investigation of New Minerals.

Brief notes on State Govt. schemes implemented:

Mines & Geology Department is Revenue earning Department and implementation of Schemes does not arise.

Contact details (mobile, e-mail)

Dy. Director of Mines & Geology, Kakinada

Mobile Number: 9100688824

E-mail: ddmgkkd[at]yahoo[dot]com

Success story of the department : 



Name of Minerals

No. of Quarry Leases

Extent in Ha






Specific GOs / Court orders of the  department:

  1. The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.71, Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce (Mines-II) Department, dt. 04-09-2019 issued guidelines for New Sand Policy.
  2. The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.25, Industries & Commerce (Mines-III) Department, dt.16.04.2021 issued further guidelines for New Sand Policy.
  3. The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.13, Industries & Commerce (Mines-III) Department, dt.14.03.2021 made amendments to Rules 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 28, 31 & 33 of the APMMC Rules, 1966 regarding the areas where the applicants have not shown interest to obtain quarry lease by remitting the premium amount, may be disposed through auction for grant of quarry lease in the interest of mineral conservation and the judicious use of mineral resources for generation of employment and contribution to State GDP.
  4. The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.14, Industries & Commerce (Mines-III) Department, dt.14.03.2021 has made new Rules i.e., Andhra Pradesh Minor Mineral Auction Rules, 2022 for regulating the grant of mining leases in respect of minor minerals the State of Andhra Pradesh.