First-of-its-kind National Coal Conclave & Exhibition on Oct 16-17. Get details here

A first-of-its-kind exhibition on coal mining is being organised in the capital city on October 16 and 17, which will be open for public viewing


New Delhi: In order to showcase the initiatives taken up in the coal mining sector for induction of technology, sustainable development, IT initiatives, best practices in mining, safety, rescue, health and CSR, a first-of-its-kind exhibition on coal mining is being organised in the capital city on October 16 and 17. The exhibition will be held in Taj Palace and will be open to public on October 16 from 3 pm to 8 pm.

It will feature working models, video films, rescue acts etc. It has also been planned to showcase use of drones in coal mines, simulators’ engagement for training of operators in mines and also best practices in adoption of environment-friendly practices in coal companies. The exhibition is expected to showcase IT initiatives such as geo-fencing and RFID tracking in mines, OITDS system of monitoring operations and online remote monitoring of environmental parameters in mines.

Besides various coal mining companies of India, about 150 students in mining engineering students from various colleges have been invited to understand the practices being adopted in Indian mines. It is expected that senior officials of the Ministry of Coal, Power, Mines, Steel, NITI Aayog, Disaster Management etc will be witnessing the exhibition.

Role of coal in energy security

Peeyush Kumar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Ministry of Coal, said that the exhibition will give the public an opportunity to understand the role of the coal sector in meeting the energy security needs of the country.

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“Technology adoption can offer greater coal recovery, flexibility in mining operations, increased productivity, and greater safety with lowering costs and the same has been a thrust area in the Ministry of Coal. For mining companies to remain competitive, industry will need innovative designs and technologies that will improve the capability, efficiency, and reliability of mining systems. Further, sustainable development of the coal sector is important not only for energy security but also for Atmanirbharta in the steel sector and for reducing imports in oil and gas sector through coal gasification,” said a statement.

“The Indian National Committee of World Mining Congress, under the patronage of Honorable Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi and Honorable MOS for Rail, Coal & Mines Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve, is organising 1st National Coal Conclave and Exhibition (NCCE) 2022 on the theme “Indian Coal Sector – Sustainable Mining towards Atmanirbhar Bharat” on 17th Oct 2022 at Durbar Hall, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. An exhibition has also been planned concurrent with the Conclave for 2 days 16th-17th Oct 2022 at Shahajahan Hall, Hotel Taj Palace New Delhi to showcase technology adoption and best mining practices in the coal sector,” the statement added.

National Coal Conclave

The conclave will take place on October 17 at Durbar Hall, Hotel Taj Palace with an aim to provide an opportunity for policymakers, public and private sector mining companies, researchers and academicians and other stakeholders in downstream industries to interact and prepare a roadmap for taking required action by the Indian coal sector and align the sector with the National Mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat. The conclave, which will be the first of its kind, will focus on three major subjects: fuel self-sufficiency in power sector, Atmanirbharta in steel-making for coal and technology and sustainability.

The conclave will also include a CEO session wherein heads of government companies and private companies in coal, steel and power sector will be speaking on the way ahead for these sectors. It is expected that around 350 delegates from coal, steel and power sector companies will be attending NCCE2022, besides invited guests from various ministries and state government officials.

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