Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review – 2022 : Ministry of Mines” published in PIB on 28th December 2022
What is the News?
The Ministry of Mines has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.
What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Mines in 2022?
Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited(MECL): It was established as an autonomous Public Sector Company in 1972 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines for the systematic exploration of minerals to bridge the gap between the initial discovery of a prospect and its eventual exploitation.
Indian Bureau of Mines(IBM): It is a subordinate office under the Ministry of Mines. It is engaged in the promotion of scientific development of mineral resources of the country, conservation of minerals, protection of the environment in mines for minerals, other than coal, petroleum and natural gas, atomic mineral and minor minerals.
Mining Surveillance System(MSS): It is a satellite-based monitoring system. It aims to establish a regime of responsive mineral administration by curbing instances of illegal mining activity through automatic remote sensing detection technology.
National Institute of Rock Mechanics(NIRM): It is an autonomous Research Institute under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. The institute deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research, and solving complex problems in almost the entire spectrum of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering related to Mining and Civil Engineering activities.
– NIRM is the only institution in South Asia exclusively devoted to research in rock mechanics.