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The Mining Engineers’ Association of India (MEAI) was founded in the year 1957 under the dynamic leadership of Mr. N. S. Claire. The Association came into existence due to the collective vision and wisdom of a few enterprising mining engineers working in the metal mining belt of Orissa and Bihar. The founders of the Association had to struggle to establish a base for the Association’s effective functioning during its infancy. It was only in the year 1965 that they could succeed in getting the Association registered under the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 with its Registered office at Rungta house, Barbil, Orissa. Readmore.

The association was registered under the Society’s Act, 1860 on 15th April 1981.Initially, the title of the Association was conceived as “Mining Engineers’ (Metalliferous) Association”. Subsequently, the title was changed to “Mining Engineers’ Association of India” to convey its broadened outlook and also to bring all the professionals working in the mining fraternity under its fold.The aim of establishing such a professional body was to safeguard and enhance the professional competence and integrity of mining industry professionals viz., mining engineers, geologists and allied engineers, serving in the opencast and underground mines. It was also aimed at contributing its might to induce scientific and technological developments in the mining industry for the benefit of its profession and the country.The continued and whole-hearted efforts of the senior professionals in the mining industry resulted in launching of 24 Chapters that are geographically located across the length and breadth of the country representing the aspirations of the mining fraternity. The Chapters of the Association are Barajamda (1957), Goa (1975), Bellary-Hospet (1975),Bailadila (1976), Dalli-Rajhara (1978), (now merged with Raipur Chapter), Nagpur (1979). Belgaum (1982), Raipur (1987), Tamilnadu (1988), Hyderabad (1991), Sukinda (1991), Rourkela (1992), Jabalpur (1992), Calcutta (1992), Veraval-Porbandar (1992), New Delhi (1994), Himalayan (1995), Bhubaneswar (1996), Ahmedabad (1996) Bangalore (1996) Rajasthan (initial name Udaipur ) (1998), Rayalaseema (2005), Jodhpur (2007), Jaipur (2010) and Vizag (2011). The figures mentioned in brackets indicate the year of launching the chapter. The formation of the chapters and their subsequent activities have provided the desired fillip to carry our sustainable activities of the Association, at large and also succeeded in attracting the attention of mining industry professionals serving in far flung regions of the country.The head quarters of the association was shifted to Hyderabad in the year 1995 to enable the members from different parts of the country to have easy access in view of the geographical location of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The association’s head office is established in its own premises (F-608, Raghavaratna Towers, (A-Block), Chirag Ali Lane, Abids – 500 001).The association entered into bilateral agreements with SME, (USA), AusIMM (Australia) and SAIMM (South Africa) for exchange of information on latest Technological advancements in the field of Mining.To meet the objectives of the association, MEAI conducts National, International Seminars and Symposia, Workshops, Training Programmes, Group Discussions etc periodically, besides publishing a monthly magazine – Mining Engineers Journal- and distributes to all the members (4500) freely every month. Hide this content.

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It was a magnificent ‘world event’ hosted and organized by MEAI during this Diamond Jubilee Year….

It was like a world summit of eminent earth science professionals from 14 countries, converging together on one platform with the sole purpose of promoting ‘Best practices in the classification and public reporting of Mineral Resources and Reserves’ worldwide !  Yes I am talking about the ‘International Event’ that was held at Jaipur, India, 7 to 10 November 2016, which was proudly hosted by our Association (MEAI). 

Another remarkable achievement by MEAI in hosting this event is in bringing the concerned Government authorities to inaugurate and to witness this international event. It was evident from the presence of the  Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Govt of India;  Controller General, IBM, Govt of India; Director General, GSI, Govt of India and the Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Govt of Rajasthan, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and guests of Honour, respectively at the inaugural function on 7th Nov 2016. The current Chairperson and the past Chairperson of CRIRSCO were present on the dais among the other dignitaries at the inaugural function.

The Chief Guest Sri Balvinder Kumar, IAS, Secretary, MoM, Govt of India, during his inaugural address expressed his praises for MEAI for the initiative of bringing CRIRSCO to India and for developing international stranded for public reporting of mineral resources and reserves. He said, Government should have taken this initiative.  However, he assured Government will join MEAI in this initiative. He expressed his admiration of the newly built ‘Auditorium’ at the Mining Welfare Centre, built by Rajasthan Chapter, Jaipur, through the support of MEAI members without any government support. He further expressed and appreciated MEAI for its active role played in nation building activities. 

I will be failing in my duty if I do not mention about the dedicated effort (24 X 7 basis) by the leadership of Rajasthan Chapter, Jaipur, in completing the civil construction and the whole infrastructure for a five star type Auditorium which was created within a short span of about 4 months time ! ‘Seeing is believing’, one should see in person this wonderful Auditorium and the Mining Welfare Centre, you will feel proud to be member of MEAI !!  I record my whole hearted appreciation and praises to this youngest Chapter among 24 Chapters of MEAI. On behalf of the entire membership of MEAI,I congratulate and convey our best wishes to them.

CRIRSCO Annual Meet 2016, a four days event.  It was a magnificent ‘world event’ hosted and excellently organized by MEAI during this Diamond Jubilee Year. It will be written in letters of gold in the history of 60 years of existence of MEAI. (I would request the readers, and those members who could not attend this event,  to see through the pages of this special issue of MEJ-Dec 2016, for a detailed ‘Report’ and the photo gallery ,  to get a feel of this historic event.)


Goa, 22 November 2016


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