‘Local will benefits from mineral exploration’
IMPHAL, 21st Apr: Textiles, Commerce and Industry Minister Thongam Biswajit chaired a meeting on the ‘2D Seismic Survey in Un–Appraised Sedimentary Basins in Manipur’ held at the Conference Hall of the Minister’s New Secretariat office on Saturday. Officials of Oil India Ltd. highlighted their plans, programmes and the problems they faced while conducting the seismic survey at various locations of the state, while pointing out the benefits they are going to provide to the locals after exploration of minerals from the area. The meeting further discussed the requirement for proper and factual awareness of the local population to minimise their apprehensions, as well as for facilitating the necessary arrangements required to conduct the same including provision of security cover, support from the District Administration, etc. The meeting was also attended by officials of district administrations, police, Industry Department and others.