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KABIL and CSIR-IMMT Forge Alliance for Critical Minerals Advancement

In a significant move toward bolstering India’s mineral security, Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical & Knowledge cooperation. The agreement aims to leverage CSIR-IMMT’s technical prowess in various domains crucial for mineral processing and metal extraction.

Collaborative Endeavors: Enhancing Technical Expertise

Under the MoU, KABIL will tap into CSIR-IMMT’s expertise to undertake projects encompassing metallurgical test work-plans, process flowsheet development, and technology selection. Joint research initiatives and the exchange of scientific knowledge will also be facilitated to propel advancements in mineral and metallurgical sectors.

Fostering Innovation for Mineral Security

Expressing optimism about the collaboration, Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO & Chairman, KABIL, emphasized the role of scientific research in fortifying India’s mining industry. He highlighted the significance of technological advancements in ensuring mineral security and meeting domestic requirements, aligning with the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

About KABIL: Spearheading Mineral Security

KABIL, a joint venture of NALCO, HCL, and MECL under the Ministry of Mines, aims to secure the nation’s critical and strategic minerals. Its mandate spans the identification, exploration, development, and procurement of essential minerals to bolster domestic supply chains and support national initiatives.

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