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Five mines of NMDC receive 5 Star Rating

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 21, 2018 Published on March 21, 2018

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Mines Minister (file photo)

Five highly mechanised mines of iron ore mining major NMDC have received 5 Star Rating from Ministry of Mines today at the 3rd National Conclave on Mines and Minerals at New Delhi.

Two mines from Bacheli Complex, two mines from Kirandul Complex (Chhattisgarh) and one mine from Donimalai (Karnataka) received the 5 star rating given by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Ministry of Mines, Government of India, according to a NMDC statement.

The 5 star rating certificates were handed over by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Mines Minister. P.K. Satpathy, Director (Production) along with A.K. Shukla, Executive Director, Bacheli complex received the certifications on behalf of NMDC. The star ratings are awarded to the mining leases for their efforts and initiatives taken for implementation of the Sustainable Development Framework (SDF).

The best performing leases are given 5 star ratings. The evaluation and assessment is based on the SDF implementation on parameters that include management of impact by carrying out scientific and efficient mining, addressing social impacts of resettlement and rehabilitation requirements for taking up mining activities, local community engagements and welfare programmes.

N Baijendra Kumar, CMD of NMDC, said, “Since inception NMDC has been in the forefront in encouraging and implementing best sustainable mining practices and adopting scientific mining, mineral conservation and beneficiation techniques. This recognition will help NMDC to reach greater heights of excellence in mining and keep up the spirit of being the Nations’ true eco-friendly miner.”

Published on March 21, 2018
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