Government prepares road map for mining companies a boon to KIOCL
GOVERNMENT PREPARES ROAD MAP FOR MINING COMPANIES
The government is working for the refinement in the field of Mining sector by adopting the latest technologies under the Mining Surveillance System (MSS). There has been an amendment in the Mines and Minerals ( Development & Regulation) Act 2005 which is a great forward move for the growth of mining industry in India. Shri Chatterjee, CMD,KIOCL limited welcomes the Mineral Concession Rules 2016 which would facilitate in developing a conducive business environment, can bring transparency, clarity of terms, simplification of process & adherence to time limits.
Natural Resources are the assets of the Nation which are required to be utilized for the development & progress of the country. The minerals found in the nature are to be explored and mined with a proper monitoring system. The statuary guidelines laid down by the government has to be enforced followed with punitive action for non compliance. The Mineral Concession Rules 2016 aims to streamline the process and timelines for grant of concessions, disposal of applications and granting of mining leases. The Mines ministry is closely working with the Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space applications and Geo- Informatics (BISAG) under the Department of Communications and IT for developing suitable technology for the platform. The Mining Surveillance System (MSS) will track the mine lease area and will detect even the slightest change in the topography thereby curb illegal mining. Once the process of auctioning of mine allotment starts the private mine owners will play a crucial role in the forth coming days and the stringent rules can surely see that the minerals are explored judiciously without causing environmental hazards.
The steel sector is passing through a very difficult phase due to economic slowdown globally that has shaken the steel sector. The issue of dumping by China has been reacted swiftly by the government by imposing minimum import price (MIP) thereby fresh imports will not come. The per capita consumption of steel in India is 60 kgs and the global average is 225 kgs. The budget has focused on infrastructure such as national highways, bridges, railways etc that will boost demand for steel.
CMD, KIOCL APPRAISES THE STATUS OF KIOCL
KIOCL with a pellet plant at Mangalore, sourcing the ore from NMDC due to lack of captive mines has urged the Union Minster of Steel, Shri Birendra Singh Choudary to help in speeding up the process of allotment of captive iron ore mines. The Minister reviewed the performance of KIOCL in presence of the senior officials of the Ministry. The performance besides the various Mining lease applications, initiatives and efforts taken by the Company so far in acquiring mining assets and the bottlenecks thereon were discussed in detail.
CMD, KIOCL Shri Malay Chatterjee submitted the details vide a power point presentation highlighting the status of the Company . Hon’ble Minister expressed his satisfaction for recommending an Iron ore Block recently by the Govt. of Karnataka in Devadari Range, Bellary sector in Karnataka State in favour of KIOCL which has been without mine for a decade on closure of Kudremukh Mine.
Hon’ble Minister appreciated the effort of KIOCL for opening of its O&M vertical for gainful utilization of its Human Resource. KIOCL has already taken up 3 plants to operate and maintain with its own expert available manpower.
Hon’ble Minister Shri Chaudhary also reviewed the initiatives of the Company in implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and laid emphasis on the Skill Development initiative taken by the Company and assured all support & assistance for the rejuvenation of KIOCL.
KIOCL - THE FIRST PSU TO IMPLEMENT SKILL INDIA INITIATIVE
Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India visited the KIOCL-QUESS Academy, Managluru on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day on 15th August 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that several engineering students are completing their graduation every year, they earn very low salaries due to their underdeveloped skills. He said that the skill development centers under Skill India Project, an initiative by the Prime Minister, were engaged in processing and enhancing the skills to make students successful in their career growth.
He congratulated KIOCL for being the first PSU to materialise this project of SKILL INDIA by starting the KIOCL-QUESS ACADEMY along with the QUESS CORP PVT LTD., which is enlightening the students of ITI, Diploma and Engineering students to improvise their skills.
Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Capt Ganesh Karnik, MLC accompanied the Minister on the occasion. Shri. N. Vidyanada, Director (Production & Projects) briefed about KIOCL, Shri. Bobraj V.jeyaharan, General Manager, Senior Officials and employees of KIOCL and QUESS Corp witnessed the occasion. The Director of QUESS Corp Shri Mangesh Gawande welcomed the gathering. The programme concluded with the plantation of sapling in the Company premises.
KIOCL CARES FOR NEIGHBORHOOD
WIPS, KIOCL Corporate wing organized Medical Health Camp and Awareness drive focusing the vendors of Madiwala market adjacent to the corporate office on 20th July 2016 at Pellet Auditorium, KIOCL premises, Bangalore.
The mission of the medical health camp and awareness drive was to inculcate awareness for better health & hygiene in our surroundings by conducting free medical consultancy, distribution of free basic medicines, diagnose their problems and guide them for further treatment. Medical Investigations such as blood pressure, blood sugar, physical check up and General consultancy was extended during the drive.
The camp was well received by the vendors of Madiwala market and around 77 beneficiaries attended the camp and availed the benefits.