From Chairman’s Desk
As a key representative of the Mining Sector in India, CII has been taking pioneering steps in improving the competitveness of the sector. Minerals are a valuable natural resource being the vital raw material for many industries. India’s mining sector should continue to post impressive growth driven by strong domestic demand. The long-term prospect of the sector – like that of the Indian economy – remains very positive. However, the sector as a whole is yet to achieve its true potential.
It is the objective of the CII National Committee on Mining to provide a national point of reference for the mining and equipment Industry in India and interact closely with the government at central and state levels on issues like technology, investments, clearances & approvals, Policy & regulatory issues like – Exploration, Taxation regime, issues related to RP/PL/ML’s etc. The committee has been in active dialogue with the government on the New Mineral Policy.
The committee has also undertaken a study for Ministry of Mines on ‘Skills mapping and manpower requirement for the Indian mining sector till 2025’.
In the meantime, I have great pleasure in presenting to you the first issue of the Mining newsletter. This initiative is a reiteration of the importance that we attach to the growth and development of the sector.
We seek your valued engagement through contribution of your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for this journal and also your support and participation in the various CII Mining Initiatives and activities.