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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



As every Member of MEAI will be eagerly reading through the pages of next issue of our Journal by the first week of November, many of us will be welcoming delegates coming from CRIRSCO ‘member countries’ (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa and USA) and ‘observers’ from other countries such as China, Indonesia and Philippine, at Jaipur, the Pink City of India.

Members of CRIRSCO meet once in a year in a country where CRIRSCO is active and has potential for becoming a member in near future.  This year India is chosen in collaboration with MEAI to host this annual meet.  MEAI-NCC is already in the process of drafting the ‘Indian Guide’ under CRIRSCO Template.

A mega international event brought to India by MEAI, during the Diamond Jubilee Year…for the prosperity of our 

As you are aware that we (MEAI) have taken the opportunity of hosting “CRIRSCO Annual Meet and Workshop”  on 7 – 10 November 2016, organized through Rajasthan, Jaipur Chapter. The dynamic leadership of Rajasthan, Jaipur Chapter has accepted this challenge. They are working 24X7 for the past few months, untiringly without leaving any stone unturned to make this challenge a grand success.  To make all of us even more proud they have added an additional challenge of hosting this international event in our own Mining Welfare Centre, which is under final stage of construction and completion !! 

In our continued and untiring efforts to broaden professional awareness in reporting the mineral resources and reserves as per internationally recognized standards, which has a direct bearing on the Indian Government’s efforts to attract much needed investments in the Indian mineral industry,  the first two days (7-8 Nov 2016)  are dedicated to Indian mineral industry in the form of open session cum workshop which is open for all the professionals from India where the representatives from other countries will present their experiences in their respective countries and domain experts from Indian government and industry will share their experiences. The other two days (9-10 Nov 2016) are dedicated to the internal meetings of the CRIRSCO member countries and its representatives.

Friends it is going to be a mega international event brought to India, during this Diamond Jubilee Year of our Association, to achieve progress and prosperity of our great Nation ! Let us feel proud.

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