As part of 16th Foundation Day celebrations of Chhattisgarh, Mineral Resource Department of Chhattisgarh established a Mining/Exploration Stall at 'Make in India' Exhibition Complex in association with Vedanta Exploration (VedEx) at Naya Raipur Exhibition Ground. The focus of this exhibition was on new startup companies, new initiations and new manufacturing concepts.
Vedanta won the first Gold Block auctioned in India (Baghmara, Chhattisgarh). In conjunction with Mineral Resources Department‐Chhattisgarh, VedEx displayed attractive posters on Exploration, Mining & CSR, screened videos on major gold exploration and mining companies with displays of Baghmara gold rock samples. Main attraction of mining stall was the showcase of a dummy with PPEs like helmet, goggle, dust mask, gloves, dangri, safety shoe, ear plug, battery helmet
torch, etc. Hon'ble Prime Minister ‐ Shri. Narendra Modi inaugurated and visited the Mining Stall along with the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh ‐ Mr. Raman Singh on 1st November, 2016. Mr. Terry Barclay ‐ Head Vedanta Exploration greeted the Prime Minister. Chhattisgarh Mines Secretary ‐ Mr. Subodh Singh briefed Prime Minister about Vedanta Baghmara Gold Block. Mines Secretary and the Director State Geology and Mines Department acknowledged and appreciated VedEx's contributions for making this program a grand success.