digital platform. The work flow of GSI from data acquisition to data storage, analysis and
dissemination is digitally captured in this system, besides all the administrative and financial
activities of GSI. All available baseline geoscience data of GSI is uploaded on geospatial
platform for viewing and extracting free of cost.
Indian Bureau of Mines
Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) established in March, 1948, is a multi-disciplinary scientific
and technical organisation under Ministry of Mines with statutory and developmental
responsibilities for conservation and systematic exploitation of mineral resources other than coal,
petroleum and natural gas, atomic minerals and minor minerals.
The Indian Bureau of Mines performs regulatory functions under the relevant provisions of
the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 amended in 2015 and rules
made there undernamely enforcement of the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules,
2017, Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbon Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016
and other new rules and Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules made thereunder. It
also undertakes scientific, techno-economic, research oriented studies in various aspects of
mining geological studies, ore beneficiation and environmental studies.
IBM provides technical consultancy services to the mining industry for the geological
appraisal of mineral resources, and the preparation of feasibility report of mining projects,
including beneficiation plants. It prepares mineral maps and countrywide inventory of mineral
resources of leasehold and freehold areas. It also promotes and monitors community
development activities in mining areas. IBM also functions as data bank of mines and minerals
and publishes statistical information. It also brings out technical publications/
monographs/bulletins on mineral commodities. It advises the central and state governments on
all aspects of mineral industry, trade, legislation etc. IBM has taken many initiatives towards
The Ministry of Mines has three Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) under its administrative
control. National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL)
are operating in the field of mining and mineral processing, and Mineral Exploration Corporation
Limited (MECL) is operating in the field of mineral exploration.
Relevant Website: www.ibm.nic.in
National Aluminium Company Limited
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) is a Navratna CPSE under Ministry of
Mines. It was established in 1981 in the public sector, with its registered office at Bhubaneswar.
The Company is a group ‘A’ CPSE having integrated and diversified operations in mining, metal
and power with sales turnover of ₹ 7,933 crore in financial year 2016-17. NALCO is one of the
largest integrated Bauxite-Alumina-Aluminium- Power Complex in the country. The Company
has a 68.25 lakh TPA Bauxite Mine and 21.00 lakh TPA(normative capacity) Alumina Refinery
located at Damanjodi in Koraput dist. of Odisha, and 4.60 lakh TPA Aluminium Smelter and
1200MW Captive Power Plant located at Angul, Odisha. NALCO has bulk shipment facilities at
Vizag port for export of Alumina/Aluminium and import of caustic soda and also utilises the
facilities at Kolkata and Paradeep ports. The company has registered sales offices in Delhi,
Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore and 11(eleven) stockyards at various locations in the