Report of Sub-group - II on metals and minerals – strategy based upon the demand and supply for mineral sector for the 12th five year plan

The Planning Commission constituted a Working Group on Mineral Exploration and Development (other than coal and lignite) in the context of formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) , for over all development of mining sector keeping in view of future requirement of sector, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Governments of India vide Office Order No I & M-3(24)/2010 dated 23.02.2011. The Chairman of the Working Group constituted four Sub-Groups, of which Sub-Group-2 was set up on the Mineral Output Industries.