| |SEPTEMBER 20205Mining sector holds considerable importance as it does not prosper alone but causes an inclusive growth of other industries as well. The growth in the metals and mining sector in India can be attributed to the rise in infrastructure development and automotive production. The benefit which India has is its vast mineral potential. Making it even more enticing is the mining lease awarded for periods of 20 to 30 years. With the National Mineral Policy (NMP) released in 2019 which governs the country's mining sector, states can avail some powers pertaining to mineral exploration. The policy proposes that local governments can go for auction of mineral blocks with clearances in order to avoid delays in the process of mine permitting and construction. More and more technologies are finding their way into the mining sector. After the opencast techniques, the sector is aggressively moving towards underground mining and surface drilling technologies. A major push towards automation in mining is there among the large scale mining operators in India aiming at building initiatives by their respective R&D departments. Another relief or transformation has come in the form of the government of India's 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the mining sector. With time, the exploration of metal and non-metal ores under the automatic route in the segment is likely to grow. Also helping in its growth are power and cement industries that are progressing gradually ahead in metals and mining sector. Once the pandemic subsides, the strong growth expectations from residential and commercial building industry are expected to rise up and the demand will also grow. To bring this special issue to fruition, we have studied this industry segment in-depth and have come up with the list of 10 Most Promising Mining Companies in India who have excelled in this field with their innovative approach. Having proven their dedication to quality and end-to-end addressal of customer requirements, these companies stand out from the crowd. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Sudhakar SinghEditorsudhakar.singh@theindustryoutlook.comMining Industry Undergoing a TransformationVol 2 · Issue 1-1 · September, 2020Publisher Alok ChaturvediEditor Sudhakar Singh Editorial Team Janifha Evangeline Samrat Pradhan Hridkamal Roy Teja Boncheruvu Art & Graphics Ashok Kumar S Sivasankar Sales & MarketingIndranil ChakrabortyVirupakshi Pattarsales@theindustryoutlook.com Editorial Querieseditor@theindustryoutlook.comCirculation Manager Magendran PerumalCover price is Rs. 150 per issue.Printed and Published By Alok Chaturvedi on behalf of Siliconmedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published At No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Mu-rugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Editor Alok ChaturvediCopyright © 2020 SiliconMedia Technolo-gies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Repro-duction in whole or part of any text, pho-tography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.
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