Mineral resources plays a very important role in the industrial development of the State. In the terms of mineral availability Madhya Pradesh is the fourth mineral prosperous state of the Nation. According to the development needs the demand of minerals increases together with industrial development. Continuous work is being done by Mineral resources Department through conservation, exploration and continuous monitoring on exploitation of minerals under the Rules valid by the Law. Exploitation of some minerals is also being carried out by Madhya Pradesh Mining Corporation, which is constituted under the Mineral Resources Department. The tasks being operated by the Department are increasing the State fiscal revenue continuously and paths are also being paved for discovery of new mineral deposits. In the year 2017- 18, the Mineral revenue of Rs. 4281.62 Crore has been collected in the State Fund.
1.1 Departmental Structure and subservient offices:
The Directorate of Geology and Mining, Madhya Pradesh, and the Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation as a public sector enterprise are working under the Mineral Resources Department.
Headquarters of Directorate of geology and Mining is situated at Bhopal. Four regional offices at Jabalpur, Indore, Rewa, Gwalior and a Diamond office is situated at Panna under the Department. In all the 51 districts Mining Branches are working under the direction of Collectors. and a departmental chemistry Lab is working under the Regional office Jabalpur.
Headquarters of Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation is situated at Bhopal. 16 subservient offices are situated at Jabalpur, Katni, Mandla, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Hoshangabad, Harda, Satna, Dhar, Jhabua, Morena, Shivpuri, Dabra (Gwalior),Dewas,Datia,Khargone under the Corporation.