The Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act `2003An Act to provide for development and regulation of mineral resources in the territorial waters, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone and other maritime zones of India and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
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PRELIMINARY GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ACQUISITION OF OPERATING RIGHTS IN THE OFFSHORE AREAS POWER OF ENTRY, INSPECTION, SEARCH AND SEIZURE OFFENCES CIVIL LIABILITY AND ADJUDICATION MISCELLANEOUS
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ACQUISITION OF OPERATING RIGHTS IN THE OFFSHORE AREAS5Reconnaissance, exploration or production to be under permit, licence or lease6Grant of operating right7Termination of operating right8Reservation of areas9Power of close areas10Availability of areas for grant of permit, licence or lease11Grant of reconnaissance permit12Grant of exploration licence13Grant of production lease14Period of commencement of operating rights15Power of Central Government to authorise survey, research and scientific investigations in areas covered under operating rights16Royalty17Fixed rent18Contribution towards International Seabed Authority19Safety of persons and property20Prevention and control of pollution and protection of marine environment21Power of Central Government and administering authority to issue directions
POWER OF ENTRY, INSPECTION, SEARCH AND SEIZURE
CIVIL LIABILITY AND ADJUDICATION
MISCELLANEOUS29Extension of enactments to offshore areas30Compounding of offences31Recovery of certain sums as arrears of land revenue32Delegation of powers33Protection of action taken in good faith34Appeals35Power to make rules36Relaxation in specific cases37Persons to be public servants38Removal of difficulties