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Adopt sustainable mining practices, says President

The exploitation of natural resources should be undertaken keeping in mind the threat of natural and manmade disasters, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he underlined that mankind’s sustenance depends on the adoption of environmentally sustainable mining practices.

“We cannot imagine our world today without the use of natural resources. Availability and use of minerals in any country have been factors determining self-sufficiency of its economy,” he said.

“At the same time, we must understand that sustenance of mankind depends only on environmentally sustainable mining practices,” he said at the National Geoscience Awards-2014 event here.

Natural resources have to be explored, extracted, refined and processed for use in national building, President Mukherjee underlined at the event.
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