NMDC and CSIR partner for R&D Projects

Hyderabad, Sep 27: NMDC R&D Centre and CSIR-IMMT signed a MoU to pursue joint Research and Development projects. The MoU was signed in the presence of Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC and Dr. S Basu, Director, CSIR-IMMT on 26th September at IMMT Bhubaneswar. The primary focus of the collaboration between NMDC and CSIR-IMMT will be the development of indigenous technology for making the Indian mineral industry self-reliant. The joint venture will utilize the vast knowledge and experience of CSIR-IMMT and NMDC R&D centre for research in the area of low & lean grade iron ore processing, beneficiation of coal, utilisation of mines waste, slurry transportation and recovery of Tungsten.
The MoU was signed by S.K Chaurasiya, GM (R&D), NMDC and Dr Ashok Sahu, Chief Scientist & Head SPBD, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar. NMDC R&D Centre was set up in 1996 and has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence in the field of mineral processing by UNIDO. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is a cutting-edge R&D organisation known for its knowledge base in diverse Science & Technology fields. Commenting on the occasion, CMD NMDC Sumit Deb said, “While the Indian mining sector enters an era of self-reliance, NMDC is making investments to enhance the use of indigenous technology in mining. This collaboration with CSIR-IMMT is a significant step in that direction.”

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