6th National Conference on Mines and Minerals

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The 6th National Conference on Mines and Minerals was inaugurated by Union Minister of Mines Prahlad Joshi in New Delhi.

Important facts

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the program as the chief guest.

  • The Union Home Minister presented the 'National Mineral Development Awards' and other awards in various categories in this conclave.

  • The Ministry of Mines launched the National Mining Conclave in 2016 with the aim of providing a platform for interaction between various stakeholders such as Central and State Government officials, industry and industry associations.

India's Coal and Mines Sector

  • India's coal production was 566 million tonnes in 2013-14, which increased to 777 million tonnes in 2021-22.

  • India ranks third in the world in coal production after the US and China.

  • Chhattisgarh state ranks first in coal production in India.

  • Jharkhand has the largest reserves of coal in India, followed by Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

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