8th Mining, Exploration Convention and Trade Show Mining Mazma-2017 was organised from 14-16th September 2017 by FIMI (Federation of Indian Mineral Industries), which drew experts from leading national and international mining & manufacturing companies, policy makers in Government at the centre as well as various states across union, technologists, investors and financial institutions, geologists, environmentalists, sustainability & safety experts and mining equipment manufacturers participated & showcased their latest achievement at Bangalore International Exhibition center (BIEC), Bangalore.
Inaugural session was chaired by Arun Kumar, Secretary (Mines) Ministry of Mines GoI, Chief Secretary, and Government of Karnataka. The Convention and Trade Show focused on both the national and the international opportunities provided by the mining industry, the vital sector of economy. It provided a comprehensive overview at Indian mining companies. The trade show featured exhibitors, professionals, buyers and delegates who shared a common outlook towards joint ventures, technology transfers and strategic business-to- business alliances.
The theme of the conference was to discuss policy issues, initiatives, financing investment potentials and opportunities in mineral exploration, mineral beneficiation and mining development. There were presentations from the state governments in the interactive sessions on how to make Indian mineral industry globally competitive and technically perfect.
In the exhibition the following categories of agencies/ companies/ organisations displayed their products/ achievements/ key initiatives vis a vis their future plans.
- Mining machinery manufacturers,
- Mining and smelting companies,
- Exploration companies,
- Industrial houses,
- Government and nodal agencies,
- Technology service providers,
- Consulting services and associations
Rajasthan state along with Hindustan Zinc Ltd, RSMM and HCL showcased their key achievements, value driven initiatives and future business plans in the integrated stall named “Rajasthan Pavillion” including auction initiative taken by the State in a display area 252 sq mts. MS Paliwal, Sup. Mining Engineer (Vigilance); SN Dodia Sup. Geologist, Sanjay Saxena, Sr Geologist from Department of Mines & Geology, SK Vashisth AGM Geology and Bharat Dave, Manager Geology represented HZL.
During technical session dedicated to various states governments on “How to make Indian Mining Industry globally competitive, Sh MS Paliwal presented paper on “Investment opportunities in Mining sector of Rajasthan”. At the conclusion of the session evoked interest and audience raised several issues facing this industry. SK Vashisth also raised certain vital issue & made suggestions viz optimization of area/ size of block, scrutiny of NMET funded exploration block for rights of applicants, more sensitization states may own post Auction of any block for ensuring clearances & commencement of intended operationalisation.
It has been a matter of immense pleasure that the participating officers from DMGR besides key knowlegde partner like HZL have been able to make virtual impact & enviable success in showcasing Rajasthan Government’s achievements, policy paradigm, key initiatives, measures taken for ease of doing business and future plans in mining sector and as a result, Rajasthan Pavilion adjudged …… in a stiff competitive peers in the trade show.