MINERAL CONCESSION RULES, 1960
72. Payment of compensation to owner of surface rights etc. [(1) The holder of a reconnaissance permit or prospecting licence or mining lease shall be liable to pay to the occupier of the surface of the land over which he holds the reconnaissance permit or prospecting licence or mining lease as the case may be, such annual compensation as may be determined by an officer appointed by the State Government by notification in this behalf in the manner provided in sub-rules (2) to (4).]
73. Assessment of compensation for damage. [(1) After the termination of a reconnaissance permit or a prospecting licence or a mining lease, the State Government shall assess the damage, if any, done to the land by the reconnaissance or prospecting or mining operations and shall determine the amount of compensation payable by the permit holder or licensee or the lessee as the case may be to the occupier of the surface land];
74. Issue of notification where prospecting operations are to be undertaken by the Geological Survey of India etc. (1) Where a prospecting operation is to be undertaken by the Geological Survey of India, the Indian Bureau of Mines, the Atomic Minerals Division of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Central Government, the Directorate of Mining and Geology of any State Government (by whatever name called), or the Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited, the State Government shall issue a notification in the official Gazette giving details of the area, and the period for which prospecting operations are to be undertaken.
75. Prospecting or mining operation by State Governments. Where a State Government proposes to undertake prospecting or mining operations of any mineral, it shall issue a notification in the official Gazette giving details of the area and the period for which such operations are proposed to be undertaken.