Jul. 16, 2019 - Vinay Cement Limited, a subsidiary of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited hosted the final day function of the “10th Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Week, 2018-19” under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The event happened in Guwahati today at the GMCH Auditorium, Guwahati. Various participating mines were recognized and awarded for their efforts towards environment protection, mineral conservation and sustainable development.
Mr. Ujjwal Batria, COO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. who was present at the occasion said, “We are delighted to host the final day function of the “10th Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Week, 2018-19” and would like to thank Indian Bureau of Mines for giving us this opportunity to do so. The North Eastern region of India is rich in minerals and all of us need to be aware about conserving its rich natural resources. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. is proud to have the lowest carbon footprint in the cement sector globally and conserving natural resources is of paramount importance to us.”
“Hosting this important occasion in Guwahati is an important step towards creating awareness. I would urge all of us to realise and do our bit in mineral conservation and environment protection – to help build a sustainable world for our future generations.”
Mr P K Bhattacharjee, Regional Controller of Mines, Indian Bureau of Mines, Guwahati graced this august occasion with his auspicious presence. A total of 13 cement companies participated this year.
This year the awards were given under nine categories - Afforestation / Plantation; Waste Dump Management & Reclamation; Systematic & Scientific Development; Mineral Conservation; Reclamation & Rehabilitation; Mineral Beneficiation; Environmental Monitoring; Sustainable Development and Publicity & Propaganda.
The 10th Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation (ME&MC) Week 2018-19, was celebrated from 11th February 2019 to 17th February 2019 in the mines falling under the jurisdiction of Indian Bureau of Mines, Guwahati Region. The weeklong celebration created awareness regarding environment and mineral conservation among mining fraternity of the entire North East region.