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Union Minister Pralhad Joshi inaugurates NMMC in Hyderabad

The Union Minister for Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs, Prahlad Joshi inaugurated the two-day National Mines Ministers’ Conference (NMMC) at Hyatt Hyderabad on Friday, the Ministry of Mines said in a statement.

The NMMC conference is another step towards making the mineral sector ‘self-reliant’ and promoting sustainable mining in the country.

The event is being attended by Mines Ministers, Principal Secretaries/Special Secretaries (Mines) from 11 States and DGMs/DMGs of 19 States and 01 Union Territories as well as officials from Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Steel. Mines CMDs of 14 CPSEs of Ministry of Coal & Steel and Heads of 10 notified private exploration agencies.

“The Central Government has taken several reforms to promote Ease of Doing Business in this sector. Facility of exploration of mineral blocks has been provided to investors to aid in auction of blocks and to make the sector more competitive to increase the production of minerals by 200 per cent in 7 years,” the Ministry of Mines said.

The theme of the conference is to develop strategy and enhance the effectiveness of new policy reforms brought about by the Sangh as we enter AMRUT tomorrow.

Keeping in view the important role of mineral exploration in the country in meeting the global demand for minerals in the coming decades, the Union Government has invited National Mining Ministers to discuss strategies and strengthen ties between the Ministry of Mines and various State Governments. held the conference. Target set to achieve mining sector in Amrit Kal by 2047

“The minister also launched a digital platform named ‘The Mining Arena’. It is an interactive platform which will give first-hand experience and information to the people about the working of the Ministry of Mines. It will also provide information about the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry, its achievements and also give an overview of the attached offices, CPSEs and autonomous bodies of the Ministry.

The efforts made by the State Governments in the mining sector and effective utilization of National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) funds were discussed. NMET has so far sanctioned 238 projects, out of which 132 projects have been completed at an expenditure of Rs. 513.85 crores till now.

Ministry of Mines has notified 10 private investigative agencies. These notified private exploration agencies will be eligible for funding from the National Mineral Exploration Trust.

The Coal Ministry will hold the session on Saturday. Discussions are planned on coal sector reforms and their impact, land acquisition for coal mining, coal logistics and operation of allocated coal mines.

The National Mining Ministers’ Conference was another step towards making the mineral sector ‘self-reliant’ and promoting sustainable mining. This goal of self-reliance can be fulfilled only when the State Governments and the Central Government work together with each other. This conference was another step towards working together towards achieving our goal of increasing mineral production and achieving the goal of self-reliance at Amrit Kal.

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