Hindustan Zinc joins hands

24th August 2023:Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company and India’s largest integrated producer of Zinc-Lead-Silver signed an MoU with CSIR-CIMFR to accelerate research and development in mining. The MoU explores potential opportunities to establish collaboration by impanelling renowned scientific institutions with experience for availing the technical services in the field of mineral/coal and fuel sectors and allied industries.

The signing of the MoU was done at the inaugural session of the “One Week One Lab” program of the institute to work on critical novel technologies. Through this industry-leading MoU, CISR-CIMFR and Hindustan shall identify potential areas of Research & Development in various areas of exploration, mining, and other areas.

On the signing and exchanging MoU, Arun Misra CEO Hindustan Zinc & Executive Director Vedanta, said “This collaboration will pave way for developing and delivering sustainable cutting-edge technologies for advancement of the mining industry. The noteworthy work being undertaken by the institute will strengthen our vision of Safe, Smart & Sustainable mining and praise the institute for solving various challenging issues that keep on coming during the mining operations.”

The inaugural session was graced by Dr N Kalaiselvi, Director General CSIR and Secretary DSIR, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc, Praveen Sharma, Head CoE Mining Hindustan Zinc, Prof. Arvind Kumar Mishra, Director, CSIR-CIMFR Dhanbad, Prof. Shaliwahan, Director IIPE, Visakhapatnam and Dr N. V. Ramana Rao, Director, NIT Raipur. The exchange of MoUs was done with conglomerates like Hindustan Zinc, Tata Steel, Adani, NMDC, and SRK Minerals Ranchi.