India’s mining major NMDC in association with FICCI has organized a two-day conference on Indian minerals and metal industry on the theme Transition Towards 2030 & Vision 2047 on 23-24 August at Taj Palace in New Delhi. India’s Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia in his address said that “India is the second largest producer as well as consumer of steel. We have emerged as a force to reckon with in the global steel landscape. The National Steel Policy 2017 aims to increase the focus on capacity building, production enhancement, expansion of MSME sector, raw material security improvement, import dependency reduction and improvement in logistics and infrastructure of steelmaking. Technology would be the focus area over the next decade, facilitating production of value-added steel for domestic consumption as well as enhanced exports.”NMDC CMD Mr Sumit Deb said "NMDC is at the forefront of iron ore production in India. In FY22, the total production of iron ore was more than 42 million tonnes, which is the highest among all iron ore producers and miners in India. NMDC’s vision reverberates with the vision of National Steel Policy as it aims to augment annual iron ore production capacity to 67 million tonne by 2025 and 100 million tonne by 2030. To achieve the same, we continue to aggressively pursue our initiatives to augment capacity and upgrade operations across our mines with state-of-the-art technology.” The key objective of the event is to deliberate on the roadmap for the minerals and metal industry to achieve Vision 2047. The sessions on Day 2 of the conference would include ‘Technological Innovations in the mineral industry’ and ‘Enabling Factors facilitating growth in the Minerals and Metals sector’.