New Delhi (07.09.2022): To focus on formulating new strategies with an aim to encourage mineral exploration and assess the effectiveness of recent policy reforms, brought about by the Centre in the mining sector, the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Mines will be organizing a two-day National Mines Ministers’ conference in Hyderabad on September 9 and 10.
The two-day conference would also mark the concluding statement of outgoing Union Mines Secretary Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP) and Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1987:MP) slated to retire from service in September and October this year.
Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, MoS Mines, Coal and Railways Raosaheb Patil Danve, Secretaries of Coal, Mines Ministries, Ministers from different states, Principal Secretaries (Mines) and DGMs/DMGs, and other senior functionaries will be attending the crucial conference.
This conference aims to strengthen the ties between the Ministry of Mines and various state governments and also be an effective platform to put forward the constraints faced by the state governments in the mineral sector.
Ministry of Coal will also be showcasing the reforms in the coal sector and their impact. Operationalization of already allotted coal mines and their status will be another focus of attention.