New Delhi: The government will take a view on the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011 that provides for sharing of 26% profits with tribal and project-affected people from mining activity, mines secretary Anup Pujari said on Tuesday.

It lapsed after the previous government failed to get it passed. “Therefore, the government has to decide one of three things—do nothing, retaining the same Bill in substantially the same shape or pick up what is the best thing," the secretary told reporters at a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conference on mining.

The Bill envisages a competitive bidding process to encourage the participation of private parties in mining and also seeks to empower state governments to set up special courts for the speedy trial of offences relating to illegal mining.

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