MEAI Hyderabad chapter general body meeting elects new body
HYDERABAD, OCTOBER 16, 2023: National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Chairman and Managing Director Amitava Mukherjee has stressed on the need to emerge as global leader in environment-friendly mining, one that not only meets the needs of the present, but also safeguards the needs of the future generations.
Mr Mukherjee participated as chief guest at the general body meeting of Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI), Hyderabad chapter, at NMDC conference hall in Hyderabad on Monday. Stating that the country was having 22 per cent minerals including fuel, metallic, non-metallic, atomic, minor minerals etc, the NMDC chairman said that the surveys for exploration of minerals was conducted only six per cent in the country and the resources explored so far was only 2 per cent of minerals. He stressed on the need to increase the minerals explorations from the existing two per cent to four percent to contributed for the GDP of the nation.
He said that it was concerning to note that the country was not topped in the best 100 mineral companies list of the Frazer Institute of Canada. He called upon the mining engineers to take up mining explorations without causing harm to the nature. Stressing on the need to take up more plantations instead of removal of trees, he informed the officials to focus on the massive plantations at all the closed mines. He laid importance on taking up responsible mining operations and win over the confidence of the people.
He also reminded that NMDC was taking up responsible mining by reducing the use of water and electricity, MEAI former national presidents Md Faziuddin and VD Rajgopal, MEAI secretary-general Narsaiah, Hyderabad chapter former president BRV Susheel Kumar, NMDC directors Vinay Kumar, Vishwanath Suresh, Dileep Kumar Mohanty and others also spoke.
New body elected
Outgoing committee secretary B Mahesh said that the general body meeting had elected new committed for Hyderabad chapter MEAI. NMDC Director (technical) Vinay Kumar was elected as the new president of MEAI, Hyderabad chapter, Vice president MS Venkataramaiah, secretary L Krishna, treasurer Dr SK Simham and nine other council members.