Realising the need to balance development of mining
protection, the raw materials division of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) organised a one-day workshop in Kolkata last Saturday.
The workshop titled 'Coexistence of mining
industry & forest — Challenges and way forward', primarily focused on environmental and forest issues, National Mineral Policy, different aspects of statutory clearances, a critical balance between environment
and mining, wildlife management, land reclamation and other environmental aspects.
Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests & special secretary, Union ministry of environment
& forests & climate change said, unplanned and rapid deforestation is leading to a dreadful future and impacting the climatic change heavily.
Kalyan Maity, director (raw materials & logistics), SAIL
stressed on the need to develop an ambience for resolving various issues relating to environment
and forest clearances.