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Eco Park to host sixth international mining conference from Feb 24

 M Post Bureau |  2016-01-20 00:27:39.0  |  Kolkata

The city will host the 6th International Mining Exploration, Metals and Machinery Exhibition at Eco Park in New Town from February 24 to 27. 

The Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India in collaboration with TAFCON is organising the event. 

India’s mining industry is all set to open up commercial coal mining to private companies with an aim to shift world’s largest coal importer towards energy self-sufficiency. 

The programme will have over 300 exhibitors where more than 600 delegates are likely to participate. It will see the participation from over 30 countries. 

It is expected that more than 10,000 visitors from across world will attend the programme. The event is supported by the Ministries of Coal, Mines, Steel, Power, Heavy Industries. 

The programme will showcase a wide range of globally significant mineral resources, including four fuel minerals, 11 metallic minerals, 22 minor minerals, and 52 non-metallic minerals. 

With foreign direct investment in the mining sector for all non-atomic and non-fuel minerals being fully opened up to 100 per cent through the automatic route, including for diamonds and precious stones, the mining sector is in the right place to create considerable global interest.

IME 2016 will focus on an unprecedented display of mining, minerals, machinery and metallurgical latest technologies and their innovative applications, research and development, logistics, safety and health aspects of the mining and allied industry.

There will also be a high ¬level trade delegation US, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic. 

“One of the bright spots in the mining industry scenario is the fact that an increasing number of Indian companies are venturing overseas to secure stable, long-term supplies of minerals like coal and iron ore,” IP Wadhwa, Managing Worker of Tafcon, Organisers of the conference, said here on Tuesday.

“The large-scale conference will have the participation of leading mining equipment and machinery manufacturers from across the world. It will be the ideal platform for displaying and launching new initiatives in the mining sector, as well as showcasing products and technologies, establishing JVs, developing and renewing international and regional contacts,” he said.

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