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Open-cast mining popular but rare minerals in underground

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Open-cast was more popular in but rare minerals can only be found in underground mines, a top has said.

"In India, open-cast is more popular...," Mines was quoted as saying in a statement.

Speaking at the Academy convocation ceremony 2018, the also stressed on honing skills of those required to operate critical equipment of underground mines.

"Through this initiative of Hindustan Zinc, our youths will get employment opportunities in and also in other international mines. Future is indeed very bright for these students," Kumar said.

Mining Academy, set up by Hindustan Zinc, saw at the first convocation 150 students passing out; of which, there were 103 jumbo drill operators and 47 winding engine operators.

The ceremony held in Udaipur was attended by Kumar, K P Krishnan, Secretary, and Sunil Duggal, among others.

Duggal stressed upon enhancing further skills of these pass-outs to match the international standards.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 18:25 IST