‘Safe mining will achieve higher output’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2018 10:37:18


Business Bureau,

Nagpur Chapter of Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) successfully conducted a national-level workshop on ‘Managing excavation stability through design, analysis and monitoring’ at Hotel Radisson Blu recently.
The event was inaugurated by M P Chaudhary, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of MOIL Ltd. It was presided over by Arun Kothari, President of Mining Engineers’ Association of India. Mantu Biswas, Chief Controller of Mines I/C, IBM was the guest of honour. M P Choudhary in his inaugural address deliberated on future expansion plans of MOIL.

He emphasised the need for safe mining in order to achieve higher productivity for which technological intervention is necessary. He also stressed that pit slope stability and safety of men and machinery are of paramount importance in mining operations.

Ranjan Sahai, former Controller General, IBM was conferred with ‘Life Time Achievement’ award by MEAI, Nagpur Chapter for his outstanding contribution in the field of mining and shaping the Indian mining scenario.

In his address, he stated that time has come for increased focus on underground mining as well as sustainable open cast mining as the surface deposits are depleting very fast. More thrust has to be given for exploration to overcome import of minerals. Mechanism with economic viability has to be developed to utilise low grade ores.

The mineral security of the country has to be ensured through proactive policy initiatives. About 13 technical papers were presented in the workshop by eminent experts from India
and abroad.

The workshop was attended by more than 150 participants from all over the country which included senior executives of mining industry, professionals, academicians, consultants and students. A souvenir was released on the occasion. The event was organised under the active supervision of D K Sahni and H R Kalihari, Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively of Mining Engineers’ Association of India, Nagpur Chapter.
The participants were acquianted with what is happening in the mining sector.