Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Major Activity

Workshop on ‘Enhancing Exploration through NMET’ organized at Bhopal on 2nd March, 2021


Date | March 03, 2021:

Ministry of Mines, in collaboration with Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Mineral exploration corporation (MECL), organized workshop in Bhopal on mineral exploration initiatives of National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) for the benefit of State Departments Mining & Geology and State Mineral Development Corporations of states of MP, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra. This is the third workshop of NMET on the subject of ‘Enhancing Exploration through NMET’, after earlier workshops organised in Jaipur (covering Gujarat and Rajasthan) and in Lucknow (covering, H.P J&K, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and UP).


The workshop provided a knowledge-sharing platform. It highlighted the role of State Directorates of Mining and Geology & Mining corporations in enhancing exploration in the country through NMET funding. The States were requested to plan exploration activities in such a way that a considerable impact would be felt in mineral sector. The States were also requested to utilize the services of Notified Exploration Agencies to explore the untapped mineral resource. Ministry of Mines will facilitate all possible cooperation to State Government.


Detailed presentations on NMET covering mineral exploration project formulation, approval and execution mechanism through NMET funding were made in the workshop. GSI made a presentation on potential areas for mineral exploration in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra.


Officials from State DMGs’ and State Mineral Development Corporation of states and MOIL also spoke on the mineral exploration activities of their respective organizations.





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