A specialized Training Institute of GSI can train the professionals of Tunisia
A meeting between Mr.Hachem Hemidi, Secretary of State (MoS Rank), Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy of Tunisia with Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines held in Delhi.
During the meeting, Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines highlighted that India has huge geological potential and a wide variety of minerals of India. He also brought out that the MMDR ACT, which governs the mineral sector, was amended in January 2015.
This amendment brought in transparency in the grant of mineral concessions and removed discretion by instituting e-auction, as the sole method of grant of major mineral concessions.The DMF (District Mineral Fund) has been instituted for addressing the concerns of the welfare of the mining-affected areas. The PMKKKY (Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna) scheme has been launched by the Central Government for ensuring the systematic development of the mining-affected areas funded through DMF.
Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines also informed the Tunisian Minister that the Geological Survey of India (GSI) is a pioneer exploratory agency in exploration and is willing to assist Tunisia in geological mapping and mineral exploration. A specialized Training Institute of GSI can train the professionals of Tunisia.