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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.

From President's Desk

    President’s Message for MEJ June 2016………….

                        We are Indian at heart and Global in spirit, committed to Nation’s prosperity……                               

MEAI is changing and progressing !  This is the feed back I am receiving among the cross section of our membership, particularly from eminent senior  members who are keenly watching us.  It is indeed very satisfying and encouraging to go bold in our future steps.  This will not give any room for complacence, I assure.

Realizing the importance of ‘mineral resource reporting system in India’, MEAI is leading an indispensable  initiative of developing an internationally acceptable ‘Indian Guide’ for public reporting of ‘Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves’.  This necessity has become all the more important and relevant for the new ‘auctioning process of mineral resources’ under the recently introduced legislative reforms in our country.   You are aware of the progress so far achieved by MEAI in this initiative – from organizing a ‘Round Table Conference’ in December 2014; forming a ‘National Core committee (NCC)’ in November 2015; and signing of a MoU with CRIRSCO in February 2016 at Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

As a step forward, an intensive training / orientation program has been organized in association with CRIRSCO and SME, for the members of NCC and other interested professionals, on 10-11 June 2016, at Hyderabad.  Dr. Harry Parker, Chairman of CRIRSCO, and Dr. Abani Samal, registered member of SME and Co-chair of NCC are specially travelling from USA to be the key faculties for this training program.  Dr.P.V.Rao, Co-chair of NCC will be one of the faculty.

I am glad that overwhelming response has been received for the training program, from domain experts from the Govt agencies, public and private sector mining industry, mineral industry consultants, professional organizations and academic institutions.  I congratulate them for their involvement and commitment for this cause in the national interest. 

The NCC sponsored by MEAI enjoys the support of prominent professional bodies - Geological society of India (GSI), Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT), Indian Institute of Mineral engineers (IIME) and the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries.  Support from Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute (MGMI) is expected very soon. My compliments to these professional bodies and I welcome them on board to fulfill the objective of this initiative – ‘Nation‘s prosperity’.  These professional bodies will be the co-sponsors of NCC and will be represented suitably in the managing committee of NCC.

Once the ‘Indian Guide’ is developed, approved and adopted, India will become one among the nine leading countries in the world recognized to adopt uniformity to various resource / reserves classifications under CRIRSCO template.

Yes friends we are Indian at Heart and Global in Spirit, committed to Nation’s prosperity. 

 All good wishes,


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