37. Restriction on the area of quarrying lease
(1) The area under the quarrying lease shall be a contiguous unit and shall not be less than one hectare:
Provided that in the case of renewal of quarrying lease the restrictions in minimum area shall not be applicable.
08[Provided further that in the case of silica sand, the restrictions in minimum area for grant and renewal of quarrying lease shall not be applicable.]
(2) No lessee shall ordinarily hold in the aggregate more than 2 square kilometres of area under lease in respect of one minor mineral within the state of Kerala.
08. 2nd proviso to sub rule (1) of rule 37 inserted by SRO 346/2017 w.e.f. 23.06.2017.