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Ministry of mine vision 2020

Minister of Mines (Independent Charge), Mr Dinsha J Patel informed Lok Sabha that Ministry of Mines has prepared Strategy for Unlocking the Potential of the Indian Mineral Sector which includes the Vision to promote optimal utilization of India’s mineral resources for its industrial growth and create economic surplus using scientific exploration and sustainable mining practices.

Replying to the written question the Minister said that VISION 2020 document has been prepared by Geological Survey of India an attached office, Hindustan Copper Limited and National Aluminium Company Limited, Public Sector Undertakings under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines

Targets, Achievements and the States covered by these organizations are given below

Geological Survey of India (GSI)

i. Natural Resources Surveys,
ii. Environment and Earth-system studies and
iii. Dissemination of Information.

State covered:
Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odhisa, Bihar, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana.

Targets achieved by GSI under VISION 2020 are in the field of Basic Earth Science Data Generation, Specialized Thematic Mapping and National Geochemical Mapping.

Hindustan Copper Limited

i. Green Field Exploration
ii. Expansion of Mining activities
iii. Overseas Acquisition of Mines.

State covered:
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Haryana

i. Expansion of underground mine at Khetri from 0.5 million tonne per annum to 1.0 million tonne per annum;
ii. Expansion of underground mine at Kolihan from 0.55 million tonne per annum to 1.5 million tonne per annum;
iii. Development of new underground mine of capacity 0.6 million tonne per annum of Banwas; Re-opening of underground mine of capacity 0.21 million tonne per annum at Kendadih;
iv. Development of new underground mine of capacity 1.5 million tonne per annum at Chapri-Sideshwar; Development of underground mine of capacity 5 million tonne per annum under the existing opencast mine at Malanjkhand,
v. Consortium of HCL, SAIL, NALCO and MECL has been short-listed in the Expression of Interest (EoI) floated by Government of Afghanistan.

National Aluminium Company Limited

i. To achieve annual turnover of INR 25,000 Crore by 2020
ii. To achieve annual production of 1.7 million tonne Aluminium and 4 million tonne alumina by 2020
iii. Transform from being only an “aluminium producer” to become a metal producer and energy provider.
iv. To venture into new fields of activity beyond Aluminium by setting up at least two diversified projects by 2016
v. To target 1000 MW Independent Power Project (IPP) by 2016.

State covered
Not relates to any specific State

i. A new Joint Venture Project “Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited NALCO POWER COMPANY LTD” has been incorporated to set up 2x700 MW nuclear power plant.
ii. One 50 MW wind power project is under construction in Andhra Pradesh. Action has been initiated to set up another 50 MW wind plant at a location having wind power potential.
iii. To set up 1 MTPA alumina refinery complex in Gujarat based on supply of bauxite by Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation.

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