Govt. to conduct geo-physical survey of 27 lakh line km in next 3 years: Secy, Ministry of Mines
4 August, 2017
The government will conduct a geo-physical survey of 27 lakh line km in the next 3 years. This was revealed by the Secretary, Ministry of Mines – Arun Kumar at ASSOCHAM’s India Mining Summit 2017. The secretary added that the ministry would auction over 100 blocks in the year 2017-2018. Also present on the occasion was the Secretary, Commerce and Industries, Department of MSME and Mines, Government of Karnataka – Rajendra Kumar Kataria who observed that huge investments were required in infrastructure in mining areas. Addressing the gathering the President of ASSOCHAM – Sandeep Jajodia noted that the mining sector had witnessed an upturn in fortunes over the past few years. He also lauded the government for its efforts towards the same. The summit also witnessed several technical discussions and presentations on issues such as Exploration scenario of Mineral Sector, E-Auctioning of Mines, Policy and Regulatory Scenario and Sustainable Development Goals and Mining Sector. Prominent dignitaries that participated in the proceedings included Deputy Managing Director, JSW Steel Ltd – Dr. Vinod Nowal, Joint Secy, Ministry of Mines – Subhash Chandra; Chairman and MD, MECL – Dr. Gopal Dhawan; Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Research Institute – S Vijay Kumar; Co-Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Mines and Minerals and Management Advisor, Normet India Pvt. Ltd. – Milon Mukhopadhyay, Secretary general of ASSOCHAM – D. S. Rawat and Co-Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Mines and Minerals – Manish Kharbanda besides others.