By doing continue work towards the development of mineral prosperity the private participation has been encouraged in a large area for mineral exploration by the State Government. According to the provisions of Mining and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act - 1957 which is made by the Government of India, 81 Reconnaissance Permit have been issued to national and multinational companies for the exploration of Diamond and other precious minerals in around 94000 square kilometers area of the State. In the year 2012-13, 5 permits have been sanctioned for around 1800 square kilometer area. Appreciable achievements have been secured by these companies through using the ultra modern technology. Messrs Rio Tinto have got the diamond reserves in chhatarpur District. Similarly Gold, Nickel, Copper, Platinum and Palladium have been discovered by Messrs Mysore Services India, Pvt. Ltd. in the State. The State has got a new reputation in mining sector through these discoveries.
Coal Bed Methane is a new source of non conventional energy. The Coal bed Methane gas is abundantly available in the State. Permit for exploration of Coal Bed Methane have also been granted to Reliance ( Anil Ambani group), Consortium, Tata Power, M/s Deep Industries Ltd. and Essar Ltd, after these explorations the State will set the new dimensions as a Coal bed Methane producer state in the Country.