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Coal Ministry to Organize National Mineral Congress and Coal Gasification Plant Visit in Bhubaneshwar

Industry Experts From 20 Prominent Companies to Attend

Ministry of Coal will be organizing a National Mineral Congress and field visit of the Coal Gasification Plant of JSPL at Angul, Bhubaneshwar on 27th and 28th May 2022. Secretary Coal, Dr Anil Kumar Jain who is also Chairman of the Indian National Committee of World Mining Congress (INC WMC) will be inaugurating the Congress.

Industry experts in the field of Coal Gasification such as Naveen Jindal Chairman JSPL, Directors of CIL, and NLCIL will also be part of panel discussions besides representatives of BHEL, EIL, CIMFR, and Air Products. The Congress will be attended by experts from more than 20 Companies such as CIL and its subsidiaries, BHEL, SCCL, NLCIL, Hindalco, Vedanta, HCL, NALCO, Tata Steel, JSPL, EPIROC, GAINWELL, EIL, STM Constructions, Synata Bio, Air Products and many other companies.

The visit to the Coal Gasification plant at Angul will be taking place on 28th May 2022 and is expected to provide an opportunity for professionals engaged in setting up coal gasification plants in India to gain first-hand knowledge about the functioning of the gasification plant. 

The major sub-themes of the Congress are as follows:-

  1. Technology Adoption in Mining
  2. Challenges in the Aluminium and Steel Sector
  3. Coal Gasification and Roadmap for Coal to Hydrogen

Focus on Challenges in Aluminium & Steel Sector, Coal Gasification and Roadmap for Coal to Hydrogen

Technology adoption and Coal Gasification is a focus area of the Central Government and to take ahead the vision, the Ministry of Coal has also launched documents related to Mission for 100 Million Ton (MT) Coal Gasification by 2030; Road map of Coal to Hydrogen and Technology Roadmap during last 6 months after detailed stakeholder consultation.

The National Mineral Congress is being organized by INC WMC with an aim to serve as a common platform to interact, thoughtfully deliberate /discuss and decide effective ways and means for addressing this all-important issue by having brainstorming sessions that are suitably structured.

Indian National Committee of World Mining Congress (INC WMC) is affiliated with World Mining Congress an organization affiliated with United Nations. The objective of the Organization is to promote and foster the development of the mining and mineral sector with an emphasis on the Indian mining sector.

On approval by the Cabinet, the Organization was registered under Societies Registration Act in 2016 with the Minister of Coal as Patron, Secretary Coal as Chairman with Secretaries of Power, Steel and Mines as co-chairman. Apart from various academic institutions, professional bodies and companies engaged in mining were made members of the society with Chairman CIL as Member Secretary.

Post-Covid, the activities were revised in 2021 and since then this is the first major physical event planned by the Society.

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