25th Mines Environment And Mineral Conservation Week Concludes In Bhubaneswar

25th Mines Environment And Mineral Conservation Week Concludes In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The 25th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week (ME&MC) concluded today in Bhubaneswar, marking a significant milestone in the mining industry. Hosted by the Daitari Iron Ore Mines, under the Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC), the event celebrated its Silver Jubilee with 87 participating mines, all dedicated to promoting sustainable mining practices. This annual event, organized by the Indian Bureau of Mines, Bhubaneswar region, featured the theme “Safeguarding The Future With Sustainable Mining.”

Shri Peeyush Narayan Sharma, Chief Controller of Mines (I/c) MDRD, IBM, honored the occasion as the chief guest, joined by distinguished guests including Shri Shailendra Kumar, Controller of Mines (EZ), IBM, Kolkata, and Shri Sabyasachi Mohanty, Director (Operations) OMC Ltd. Other notable attendees included Shri Arun Kumar, Regional Controller of Mines IBM Bhubaneswar & Convenor, MEMC, Shri Rajesh Kumar Das, Deputy Controller of Mines, IBM Bhubaneswar & Coordinator, MEMC, Shri Kshriod Chandra Brahma, Director (Project and Planning) OMC Ltd & Chairman MEMC, Shri M Muthumari, (Business Head Mines), FACOR-Vedanta, Vice Chairman MEMC, and Shri Pinaki Mallick, Additional General Manager (Geology) OMC Ltd & General Secretary MEMC.

25th Mines Environment And Mineral Conservation Week Concludes In Bhubaneswar

The week-long ME&MC, held earlier from 30th November to 6th December 2023 under the aegis of the Indian Bureau of Mines, Bhubaneswar Region, saw various activities promoting environmental awareness and mineral conservation among stakeholders.

Inspections and competitions were organized to create awareness about sustainable mining practices.

Inspection teams evaluated mines based on performance in various areas such as afforestation, waste dump management, topsoil management, reclamation and rehabilitation, management of sub-grade minerals, installation and use of ore beneficiation facilities, monitoring, and sustainability.

Exhibition stalls showcased companies committed to promoting sustainable mining practices, environmental stewardship, and technological advancements. Participants included Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), Utkal Alumina, TATA Steel, ESRI India, Coir Geotextiles, Vedanta Facor, Allterra Solutions LLP, Garuda Aerospace, IR Technology Services Pvt Ltd, OFDC Ltd, Kerala State Coir Corporation, Ecodea, Swan Environment Pvt Ltd, and HP Polymers Pvt Ltd among others.

The evening wrapped up with mesmerizing performances by acclaimed artists and skilled performers hailing from various parts of the region, leaving a lasting impression on all those present.