Union Minister of Coal and Mines Mr. Pralhad Joshi inaugurates 1st Mining Start Up Summit at IIT Bombay

<p>The Ministry of Mines, Government of India organised the first Mining Start-up Summit in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay to explore new innovations and technologies in the mining and metallurgy sector on May 29, 2023.<br /><br />Hon'ble Union Minister of Coal and Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Pralhad Joshi inaugurated the Summit. This first Mining Start-Up Summit had 82 Start-Ups and 140 participants. Mr. Pralhad Joshi also inaugurated the state of art exhibition, showcasing the advancement of technology in mining sector. The inauguration was followed up with technical sessions deliberating on how the start-ups equipped with different technology can contribute in the activities of the mining sector and boost the capabilities of exploration and mining and enhance the efficiency of mining sector.<br /><br />The concluding session of the 1st Mining Start-Up Summit was chaired by Mr. Rao Saheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Coal, Mines and Railways.<br /><br />Also present on the occasion were Mr. Dadaji Bhuse, Minister of Mines, Government of Maharashtra; Mr. Vivek Bharadwaj, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India; Shri Sanjay Lohia, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India; Ms. Farida Naik, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines; Dr. Sharad Kumar Saraf, Chairman, BOG, IIT Bombay and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay.<br /><br />The summit focused on interaction with leading industries in the mineral exploration sector, financial institutions and banks. Students and young professionals working in the fields of exploration, virtual reality, automation, drone technology, consultancy, etc. benefited from the event.</p>