The Union Minister of Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs – Pralhad Joshi, will participate as the Chief guest in the first North East Geology & Mining Ministers’ Conclave slated to be held at Niathu Resort in Dimapur of Nagaland on October 31.
In the first session of the conclave, discussions will be held amongst different state ministers of the North Eastern States. Deliberations will mainly pertain to mining and geological activities in the North Eastern states.
In the second session, the course and gist of the deliberations will be presented to the Union Minister for further action. The event will conclude with a cultural programme.
This conclave will be an effective platform for discussing issues specific to the NE region. Ministry of Mines desires to encourage exploration activities and auction of mines in the mineral-rich NE states, which will lead to the region’s development.
Besides, the Ministry of Mines is encouraging mineral exploration and geological and other mining activities across the nation.
In line with these efforts, a National Mining Ministers’ Conference was held at Hyderabad in September this year to facilitate discussion amongst all the States on the issues pertaining to the mining sector.
During the conference, the dignitaries appealed to hold a conclave exclusively for the North East region, and the Union Minister of Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs – Pralhad Joshi, agreed on the matter.