This is the fourth in
the series of the Annual Summits being organized by SMI─FIMI. Mineral resource security is of paramount
importance in the Indian context both at strategic and economic level. Securing assured access to sustainable supply
of minerals as raw material for manufacturing industries is an important factor
for the speedy economic growth of the country.
Hence there is need to give impetus to exploration and mining besides
adoption of Sustainable Mining Framework for environment protection and
inclusive growth of the local community by the stakeholders. With the recent reforms
brought out by the new Government with regard to transparency in allocation of
mineral concessions and faster statutory clearances, it is perceived that
exploration and mining sector will get the desired boost for its growth.
In this backdrop, this
Sustainable Mining Summit is being organized for deliberating the various areas
of mining, environment and social aspects so as to have views and involvement
of all the stakeholders. The recommendations of this Summit will be sent to the
Government and other stakeholders.