HYDERABAD: The Mining Geological and Metallurgists Institute of India (MGMI), Hyderabad organised one-day seminar on “Allocation and utilization of natural resources for making self reliant India” recently.
PK Satpathy, Director (Production), in his keynote address gave an elaborate input on the mineral industry in India, the new MMDR act, changes with respect to the earlier act, auction rules and implications to the industry as a whole and NMDC in particular.
BRV Susheel Kumar, Director DMG-Telangana, who was the guest of honor, mentioned the historical mining trend and advised the participants about the ways in which mining companies should try to move forward in trying to comply with the norms and have a sustainable operation.
SK Dutta, DMS-Hyderabad, mentioned that equal emphasis has to be given to scientific exploration, research and development of new technologies for ensuring sustainable mining.
The chief guest Narendra Kothari, CMD, gave a detailed overview of the challenges being faced by mining industry in ferrous, non-ferrous, base metal and coal sector as well and the possible means for addressing them.
A book on NMDC’s R&D department was brought out during the seminar giving an overview of the R&D capabilities and its activities carried out during previous year as well as plans for future.
This event was attended by about 150 professionals from mining and allied industry.