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Prafulla Mallick to attend mining ministers meet in Goa today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick will attend the meeting of Mines Ministers at Panaji in Goa today. Ministers of around 21 mineral-rich States are scheduled to congregate there to discuss various issues related to mining.

The meeting which will be chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar will would provide an appropriate platform to monitor the progress of auctions in the country.

Utilisation of district mineral funds and measures to increase productivity of various mines are other important matters to be discussed today, Mallick said. The preparedness of the States to carry out auction of mineral blocks in the changed scenario will also be a part of discussion in the meeting, he added.

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