New Delhi: Stakeholders of mines and metal sector brainstormed, deliberated and reviewed the status of red mud generation and its safe disposal, and productive utilisation to drive the nation to a cleaner future.

The union ministry of mines in association with Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC) organised the ‘Red Mud Networking Meet’, here on Friday, to identify the research gaps and call for urgent action-oriented approach in addressing this abundantly generated waste (known as red mud or bauxite residue).

Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao, IAS, additional secretary-ministry of mines, Anil Kumar Nayak, joint secretary-ministry of mines, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco, Alok Chandra, economic advisor, ministry of mines, Anupam Agnihotri, director, JNARDDC, pitched in with their suggestions and urged the stakeholders to take concrete steps in strengthening the efforts of the government, which is working relentlessly for a cleaner climate and managing waste utilisation.