Bhubaneswar: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA)’s Sukinda and Mahagiri mines  received top honours at the 21st Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation  (MEMC) week celebration, which cocluded here last week.

Sukinda Mines Chromite (SMC) bagged 1st prize for Systematic & Scientific Mining and 3rd prize for Publicity & Propaganda category. Similarly IMFA’s Mahagiri Mines Chromite (MMC) bagged 1st prize for Underground Mining and Overall Performance category. Besides these above awards, Best Paryavaran Bandhu Award was conferred upon Sudhanshu Patni, Deputy Head, Mining Business Unit.

The concluding day of MEMC week celebration was graced by Indianb Bureau of Mines(IBM) controller general K Rajeswar Rao. About 78 mines participated in the conservation week celebration.

The MEMC Week celebration is organised every year under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The main objective of the event is to create awareness towards conserving mineral resources, and protecting environment in and around the mines.