Mining Workers are key stakeholders in making mining activity sustainable, says Chief Controller of Mines, IBM , Ministry of Mines, GOI

Mining Workers are key stakeholders in making mining activity sustainable, says Chief Controller of Mines, IBM , Ministry of Mines, GOI

Mining Workers are key stakeholders in making Mining activity in India, increasingly oriented towards five priorities – Systematic & Scientific Development, Mineral Conservation, Sustainable Development, Afforestation, and Environmental monitoring, according to P.N. Sharma, Chief Controller of Mines (Incharge), Indian Bureau of Mines, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

Addressing the concluding day ceremony of 27th Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Week 2021-22 of Hyderabad Region, Mr. Sharma said,“Mining Workers are key stakeholders in making mining activity more environment-friendly and sustainable. As Mining Engineer, I learnt mining from workers and not at the institute.”

The 27th MEMC Week was hosted by JSW Cement Limited, Nandyal Unit & Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Council, Hyderabad under the patronage of Indian Bureau of Mines, Hyderabad Region.

This function was presided by P.N. Sharma, Chief Controller of Mines (Incharge), Indian Bureau of Mines, Ministry of Mines, Government of India (GoI), V. Jayakrishna Babu, Controller of Mines (South Zone), Indian Bureau of Mines, Bengaluru, Shailendra Kumar, Regional Controller of Mines, Hyderabad Region as Patron MEMC week 2021-22 and Hukam Chand Gupta, Unit Head JSW Cement Limited attended the function as Chairman MEMC 2021-22 with the active participation of Mining Lease holders.

Shailendra Kumar, Regional Controller of Mines, Hyderabad Region appreciated the mining industry of AP and Telangana and the entire mining fraternity for the mass afforestation done in surrounding mining areas. He said, “Despite of pandemic the mines have produced 75 million tons of limestone and other minerals with the revenue of 6500 Cr (FY 2021-2022). Presently, 2.6% of GDP contribution comes from mining and will further grow about 6 to 7% of GDP like the other developed countries.”

V. Jayakrishna Babu, Controller of Mines (South Zone), Indian Bureau of Mines, Bengaluru stated “Managing the issues of mining activities is a challenging task and has to be given utmost attention so that economic development will not be negatively impacted. The need of hour is to have an equalbalance between environment protection and mineral exploitation.  The awards were presented to the winners which included the mining lease holders in various categories like Systematic & Scientific Development, Mineral Conservation, sustainable Development, Afforestation, Environmental monitoring amongst others.

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