Webinar on ” RAW MATERIAL SECURITY FOR MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES” was organised by Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT) on 19.12.2020. In the Inaugural Session Dr. Rajgopal Mohanty, Member, Executive Council, SGAT welcomed the dignitaries participating from different parts of the country. The theme of the topic of the webinar was introduced by Prof. Dr. Omkar Nath Mohanty, President, SGAT and Former Vice-Chancellor, BPUT. Key Note Address was delivered by Sri Debidutta Biswal, IFS, Director of Mines, Odisha. Dr. Ranjit Rath, Director General, Geological Survey of India and Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. was the Guest of Honour while Shri Hemant Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Odisha, Industries Department was the Chief Guest of the occasion. The Inaugural Session came to an end with vote of thanks by Dr. B. M. Faruque, Member, Executive Council, SGAT.
The Inaugural Session was followed by a Technical Session in which eight papers on different fields of mineral related activities were presented by different dignitaries, namely, Sri P. K. Satpathy, Director (Production), NMDC; Dr. S. K. Biswal, Chief Scientist, IMMT, Bhubaneswar; Dr. K. C. Brahma, CEO, OCPL; Dr. P. K. Banerjee, President & CTO, HINDALCO; Shri M. C. Thomas, Managing Director, TATA Steel Mining Ltd.; Dr. V. P. Upadhyay, Former Advisor, MOEF & CC; Sri G.S.Khuntia, Director, OMC and Dr. D. S. Rao, Chief Scientist, IMMT, Bhubaneswar. The Technical Session was summed up by Shri Girija Prasad Mohapatra, Vice-President, SGAT during which pertinent questions asked by various participants were discussed. At the end of the Technical Session, Vote of Thanks came from the Abode of Lord Jagannath, Nilachal Dham, Puri, through Shri Sudhakar Adhikaree, Member, Executive Council, SGAT.
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