Stones are minor minerals and unless you want to activate over 20 persons, or dig below six meters from crushed and make use of heavy machinery, the permission to start a stone crushing is granted by the region collector (or on his behalf by the Sub Divisional Officer ) on advice of the Tahsildar. The procedure (and definitions like what’s hefty equipment) varies from state to state, and even from district to region.
Tahsildar (or the staff deputed by him) must become happy that
The land from in which you may take the stone belongs for you or is a government land available for stone mining.
The mining and crushing activities will not cause any public nuisance such as noise and/or dirt problem for the local inhabitants or important roads like national high ways and major district roads.
The activities will not impact any water supply.
So it really is worth while to get up the entire area before you decide to use towards Tahsildar for authorization. Ownership of the land also helps as a collateral for bank finance. The support of the local villagers is a very important resource for stone mining.
If every thing is in order the permission from (or on behalf of) the district authorities can be obtained within a month or two.
If the scale of mining and crushing is anticipated to increase beyond the scope of this District Collector’s office and also the authorization of this state authorities is necessary then applications for it must be submitted well in advance (at least before two years) as it could be time taking in spite of regular follow up.
Tahsildar office could be the right put to start inquiries about rock mining and crushing.