As the world continues to grapple with environmental challenges, the mining industry has embarked on a transformative journey toward a greener future. Technological developments and sustainable practices have become the pillars of this transition, enabling mining operations to minimize their ecological footprint while extracting vital resources for supporting our rapidly expanding economy, as India embarks to become the 3rd largest economy in the world.
One of the key drivers behind this shift is the integration of advanced technologies in the mining process. Automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics have revolutionized the functioning of many industries, making operations more efficient and environmentally friendly. Autonomous vehicles and drones now navigate mine sites, reducing fuel consumption and improving safety. Sophisticated sensors and monitoring systems provide real-time data on energy usage, water consumption, and air quality, enabling proactive decision-making to optimize resource utilization and minimize waste.
It is proposed to bring the world’s leading experts in the wider domain of earth resource engineering under one common platform through this international conference, which aims to deliberate on a host of topics, that are of critical importance. This conference invites papers from all the stakeholders, covering broad areas, that include (and are not only restricted to) the coal sector, mineral sector, energy & economics, oil & gas sector, environment and sustainable development, health and safety management etc. It is hoped that a conference of this nature would deliberate on the technological developments, sustainable practices, and environmental dimensions of various challenges faced by the mining and allied industry and come up with a “Solutions Framework” for each of the above in the coming future, as Industry 4.0 technologies take center stage.