SMI undertakes various activities to achieve its objectives, viz., mainstreaming scientific and sustainable mining practices, promoting ethical behavior and ensuring responsible extraction of minerals, thereby enhancing mining sector’s contribution to sustainable development in the country.

There are many ongoing activities and projects, which have been undertaken to support the sustainable mining agenda of SMI.

R & R Plan and Production enhancement of Iron ore mines in Karnataka

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India ordered closure of all iron ore mines in 3 districts of Karnataka, viz, Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in July / August 2011.

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Brand Building for mining industry

To change the negative perception of mining in India, FIMI has set up a core committee for brand building, discussion with professional agencies and brainstorming at FIMI’s Managing Committee meetings.

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Sustainability Review & Technical consultancy

SMI undertakes sustainability, environmental cum social audits for mining leases belonging to its members as well as non-members.

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Environmental change detection study for mines

SMI has been entrusted by mining industry of Rajasthan to coordinate the Aravalli Hills case in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

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Aravalli Hills matter in the Hon’ble Supreme Court

SMI has been supporting with strategy by the Rajasthan mining industry to coordinate the Aravalli Hills case in Hon’ble Supreme Court

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SDF & Star Rating Scheme

SMI has played an integral role in formulating and finalizing the Star Rating Scheme for the Ministry of Mines, along with public consultation and on-ground support to numerous

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Conferences/ Workshops

SMI organizes conferences and workshops around the country to promote sustainable mining. The events focus on updating stakeholders

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Publications & knowledge sharing

SMI is engaged in research work and brings out publications in various topics on the current dynamic mining scenario in India.

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Regulatory Interventions

SMI makes representations to Government taking inputs from mining companies, facts statutory provisions and follows it up.

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