Mines & Minerals Department is responsible for grant, surveys, exploration and development of mineral resources in addition to collection of rents, royalties and fees from the mining concessionaires. Other responsibilities include infrastructure development in mining areas and safety, health, welfare of mine workers. Mines & Minerals aims to play a proactive role in the effective and safe exploitation of minerals, and sustainable development of the mineral sector in Punjab, in order to achieve self-sufficient growth and maximized benefit.

To have a modern, innovative, dynamic and private sector driven mineral sector that is environmentally responsible, socially sustainable and safe; and that contributes significantly to the Punjab’s overall economic growth”.
Mines and Minerals Department aims to ensure responsible mineral development that contributes the most advantageous level of mineral revenue while respecting the principles of sustainable development.