Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 3, p. 167.
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regulation and inspection of mines. According to the Indian
Mines Act VIII of I9oi, all mining operations to a greater
depth than 20 feet below the surface are liable to examination
by a duly qualified Inspector, and provision is made for the
appointment of local mining boards and committees to inquire
into cases of accidents or dangers considered by the Inspectors
to be the result of mismanagement. Provision is also made
in the Act for the framing of rules to regulate the duties of the
Inspectors, to prescribe the duties of owners, agents, and
managers, to prescribe the qualifications of managers, to arrange
for regular returns of statistics and plans, and to draw up the
usual regulations for safeguarding the miners.
V. Ball.-Economic Geology of India (Calcutta, I88r), Second Edition,
revised by the Director, Geological Survey of India, io05.
T. H. Holland.-' Review of the Mineral Production of India for the
years 1898-1903,' Records, Geological Survey of India, Vol. xxxii, Pt. x