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Tata Steel OMQ Division to launch Drone Application in Mine Monitoring

Noamundi, January 14, 2017

Under the Flagship programme, Make in India, Hon`ble Prime Minister of India emphasized on role of Space Science for achieving good governance during his address at the National Meet on Promoting Space Technology based Tools and Application in Governance and Development. Based on PM’s vision, Ministry of Mines conceptualized and launched MSS (Mine Surveillance System) on October 15, 2016. MSS is a satellite based monitoring system through automatic remote sensing detection technology to have responsive mineral administration by curbing illegal mining and public participation.

Going forward in this direction, Noamundi Iron Mine of Tata Steel will become the first Mine in India to launch “Drone Application in Mine Monitoring” (DAMM) on January 16, 2017. DAMM will be launched by Mr Balvinder Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India. Other dignitaries who will be present on the occasion are Mr R. K Sinha, Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines, Mr. A. B Panigrahi, Controller of Mines (CZ), Indian Bureau of Mines, Mr. Rajeev Singhal, Vice President ,Raw Materials, Tata Steel, Mr Pankaj Kumar Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel and Mr Manish Mishra, Chief (Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel.