10-11 May, 2016
Hotel Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
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General Informations for SUSTAINABLE MINING SUMMIT 2016

The socio-economic development of a country mainly depends on the composition of its natural resources. Examples of natural resources include forestry, minerals and commercial sources of energy such as coal, oil, natural gas and hydro power. Mining and mineral processing are activities for extraction and processing minerals for commercial use. India has huge reserves for Aluminium, Iron ore, Manganese, Copper, Coal etc. Moreover, demand for minerals as well as for mining services is imperative in our country.

By virtue of mining being a risky venture and involving allocation of precious natural resources, it has the potential of creating wealth out of earth. This potential has a flip side – illegal mining, social and environmental degradation. Few instances of illegal mining have created negative perception for entire mining industry. India being developing country with increasing population, especially comprising of young age group that consecutively increases the use of minerals in various fields as mining provides raw materials for a host of basic industries such as steel & power and therefore it is a backbone for manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. Mining should be developed and operated in environmentally sound manner with least impact on environment.

In developing countries, mining is a key sector and continues to grow. Mining and mineral sector contribute to global transition through sustainable development. However, mining is considered inexpedient for environment and social development. There is a need to address the environmental, economic, health and social impacts along with benefits of mining throughout their life cycle. Further, there is a need to promote sustainable mining practices through the provision of financial, technical and capacity-building support in developing countries and countries with economies.

It is against this background that FIMI is organizing the Sustainable Mining Summit at Hotel Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar from 10-11 May, 2016. The summit therefore aims to discuss various environmentally sound engineering practices and technologies in the mineral sector in the backdrop of international situation. Various stakeholders, including Government agencies, regulators, mine owners, mine and environmental managers, civil society organizations and legislators/judiciary are expected to come together on this platform to deliberate on these very important issues at a turning point in the Indian Mining History.

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