NMDC signed MoU with IIT Kharagpur for drone-based mineral exploration

National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC), the Country’s largest Iron Ore producer, a CPSE under the Ministry of Steel signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur for drone-based mineral exploration.

NMDC would be the first CPSE in India to conduct Drone-based Geophysical Surveys and Hyperspectral Studies for Mineral Exploration in the country.

NMDC is conducting exploration for various minerals in the State of Madhya Pradesh and also in the Beloda-Belmundi block in Chhattisgarh for Diamonds.

NMDC is also the first CPSE to use Space Geophysics in Central Indian Diamond Province and the first to use online monitoring of exploration of data on the BHUVAN platform.