The broad objective is promotion of mineral development activities in India through Symposia, Seminars, Workshops and Interactive meets; publication of journals, books and informative brochures; interaction with Government departments, research and educational institutions; companies involved in exploration, mining, mineral processing and mineral based industries.

Environment awareness campaigns and environment management studies in mining areas, infrastructure development such as roads, ports and railways to facilitate mineral traffic and export, suggestions to streamline legislative measures and procedures constitute other important objectives of SGAT.