Tenders called for assessing mineral wealth in State
The State authorities has called for international tenders for divining of mineral deposits in your entire State, Minister for Mines and Geology Murugesh Nirani mentioned in Belagavi on Thursday.
“As of now, our knowledge of mineral wealth of the State is limited. Except for some areas with active mining, we don’t know the exact details of which minerals are available in which part,” he mentioned in a gathering of officers. “Divining for minerals across the State is a huge exercise. It will help us in preparing a comprehensive and exact map of the mineral wealth of the State,” Mr. Nirani mentioned.
“We are now relying on mining maps that are over 50 years old. We need to update our tools. Divining of minerals today will involve the use of hi-tech gadgets and cutting edge technology. Once the tender is awarded, we will know the exact details of mineral deposits. That will help strengthen the mining industry, create jobs and increase our revenue,” he mentioned.
The Minister mentioned that the State authorities is severely contemplating organising a sand company to make sure scientific sand mining, honest distribution and hassle-free provide to builders and householders. As of now there may be some confusion about sand availability, transport and sale. All that may finish with the organising of a public company. “We are yet to take a final decision,” he mentioned.
The State authorities additionally plans to arrange a faculty of mining that may prepare youth in mining and associated actions. That will provide skilled manpower to the business, he mentioned.
Mining officers will use drones to identify crushers working with out permits. All Mining Department employees will put on uniform and use digital devices to speak, detect irregularities and file stories, the Minister mentioned.
The division will use rehabilitation and different funds to acquire ambulances and different COVID-19 administration materials. Belagavi will get 10 ambulances geared up with oxygen cylinders, the Minister mentioned.