International workshop at NITK from August 8

 Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, Convener of the workshop Dr M Aruna informed that Director General of Mines Safety of the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment S J Sibal will be the chief guest. Chairman and CMD of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd A R Ansari, Chairman and CMD of KIOCL K Ranganath, CEO of Jindal Vijayanagar Steels Dr V K Nowal and Executive Director of Petroleum Conservation Research Association Arun Kumar will be the major dignitaries to be present on the occasion.

Issues like sustainable development of the mineral sector, international competitiveness of the Indian mining industry new technology absorption and adaptation to Indian geo-mining conditions, mineral trading, mine valuation, mine safety, safety education and training will be discussed at the two-day workshop in which participation of around two hundred delegates from all over India is expected.

Experienced persons from India and the USA are the resource persons. The workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to the local quarry owners to upgrade themselves, Dr Aruna stated.

The workshop is sponsored by the Union Ministries of Coal, Science and Technology, Coal India Ltd, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, KIOCL, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, National Thermal Power Corporation, Mysore Minerals Ltd, Hatti Gold mines and many more organisations.
Convener Dr Harsha Vardhan was also present at the press meet.

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