- Published: Monday, 03 October 2016 11:11
- Written by E&MJ News
India’s Ministry of Mines is seeking an international mineral exploration organization with expertise to conduct an aerial survey of 800,000 km2 of land labeled as having “obvious geological potential” by the government. The survey exercise is part of the Ministry of Mine’s action plan to boost the contribution of India’s domestic mining industry to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 3.3% by 2019, up from 2.3% at present. According to government official, the appointment of the exploration organization, and subsequent start of the aerial survey, was expected to commence by January 2017.