BHUBANESWAR, JAN 22, 2023
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited on Sunday hosted the concluding ceremony of the 24th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week. As many as 86 mines of large and small category comprising iron ore, manganese, bauxite, chromite, graphite, limestone and semiprecious stones participated in the programme.
Chief Controller of Mines Pankaj Kulshrestha and Controller of Mines from India Bureau of Mines YG Kale graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor respectively. Eastern Zone Mining Association President Rajib Lochan Mohanty was also present as the Guest of Honor in the function.
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. Sr. Executive Director & National Manufacturing Head Ganesh W Jirkuntwar, Executive Director & Rajgangpur Unit Head Chetan Srivastav, Regional Controller of Mines, Bhubaneswar Babulal Gurjar also graced the function today.
Speaking on the occasion, Jirkuntwar said, “The main purpose of Mines Environment Week is to involve all mine owners and employees to work collaboratively towards safe mining practices and significantly reduce pollution load in mines as well as the mining industry as a whole. At Dalmia Bharat our vision and mission are towards a clean and green environment.” He also highlighted the various initiatives of the Indian Bureau of Mines which are benefitting the entire Mining Industry.
Mining operations have been seen as hazardous one and therefore, the Indian Bureau of Mines has initiated the flagship movement — Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week — which is observed every year in different regions of the country for the non-coal mines. This event is especially significant for the state of Odisha as mining is a major industrial activity which not only generates huge revenue for the state but also creates large employment opportunities including socio-economical upliftment of the community surrounding mine operational areas.
Dalmia Cement Group Head (Mining Operations) & Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 24th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week, Saroj Kumar Rout, and Organizing Committee General Secretary Debi Prasad Mishra played an active role in organizing the event successfully.