Innovative Technology for Growth of Mineral Industry

Shri Susheel Kumar-Secretary Ministry Of Coal

THE MINING, GEOLOGICAL AND METALLURGICAL INSTITUTE OF INDIA   (MGMI), established way back on 16th January 1906, is one of the oldest professional bodies in the world. The Institute is having its Headquarters and one of its branches in Kolkata and 18th branches throughout the country. Since its inception MGMI has had been promoting the cause of mineral industry. In this process, MGMI is organizing various events for the benefit of the Mineral Industries. Asian Mining Congress and Exhibition is one of such endeavors. MGMI is hosting 7th Asian Mining Congress during November 8 – 11, 2017 at the hotel, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. It is a biennial event being organized since 2006, the Centenary Year MGMI. In tune with today’s Global Call the Theme of this Congress is kept  as “International Cooperation in Innovative Technology for Growth of Mineral Industry”.

The Conference will be Inaugurated by Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, Honorable Union Ministry of State, Ministry of Steel, Government of India while Shri Susheel Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, GOI and  Shri Gopal Singh, Chairman, Coal India Limited will be the Guests of Honour. The Special Guest is HE Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador, Embassy Czech Republic.

The objective of the Congress is to focus that Asia, the World’s largest Continent is also the World’s largest raw material producer. With huge area and diversity of geological set up in Asia, it is likely that every kind of deposit is present in this continent. The outlook for mine development is very promising and it plays a major role in the Global Economy to achieve its full potential.

The Congress will provide a forum for promotion and support of Techno-Scientific cooperation towards National and International progress in the areas for mineral production, in addition to the development of new opportunities of sustainable business that will benefit both Asian and World communities. It is expected that over 800 delegates from India and across the seas from country like Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Oman, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, U.K., and U.S.A   etc

In this Congress more than 65 Technical Papers will be discussed including some country status paper in 07 Technical sessions. The Congress will come out with some recommendations as guideline for future. Mineral Industry being the source of raw materials for other important industries is likely to face various challenges would share some of the view points.

In 7th International Mining, Equipment, Minerals and Metals Exhibition (IME 2017) this year about 300 stalls from the world over including “Who is Who” from India is for delegates and visitors. The focus counties of the year are Australia and China and focus States are Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. It is an ideal platform for display of products and technologists development and renew international and regional networking, provide opportunities on joint ventures and launch of new initiatives.

Lead Topics:

  • Exploration
  • State-of-the-Art Technologies: Underground and Opencast
  • Development of Minor Minerals
  • Offshore and Deep Sea Mining
  • Oil and Gas: Oil Shale, Shale Gas, Gas Hydrate, Underground Coal Gasification, CBM, Coal Liquefaction etc.
  • Mineral/Coal Processing and Beneficiation including By-product Recovery and Waste Management.
  • Environment – Green Mining, Climate Change and Mitigatory Measures
  • Workplace Safety and Health Issues
  • Technical Innovation: Specific Case Studies
  • Investment Opportunities in Mineral Sectors
  • Policy Matters and Mining Legislations
  • Merger and Acquisition in Mining Sector
  • Infrastructure and Logistics
  • Application of Information, Communication and other Smart Technologies like               E-application, E-pricing, E-tendering, E-auction