Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing the 14th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME), the Largest Trade Fair dedicated to the mining industry, in India from October 31 to November 3, 2018, Eco Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.

The Indian mining sector plays a pivotal role in the country’s infrastructure and economy. Globally, India ranks 2nd in Chromite, 3rd in Coal and Lignite and Bauxite, 4th in Iron ore and 5th in Manganese. The future of the mining sector lies in laying emphasis on scientific mining so that state of the art technology is used for exploration, efficiencies are realized, clean technologies and safe mining practices are adopted with adequate supporting infrastructure.

India was estimated to have spent US$14 billion on coal imports last fiscal year and that figure is likely to rise to $25 billion by 2016-17. This combined with factors like the widening Current Account Deficit, depreciation of the Indian currency , and need for enhancing infrastructure for bringing back growth in the economy has made sure that the Government has introduced a slew of measures to facilitate / enhance mining in India. These are


  • Easing environmental clearance norms for expanding coal mines to help the crippling fuel scarcity in the power sector.
  • Coal blocks auction
  • Cabinet Committee on Investment to fast track project clearances.
  • Inviting Private sector participation in Coal India Limited for developing 13 greenfield projects with a 65 million tonne annual capacity.


Future of the mining industry in India

  • Despite the slowdown, India is still the second-fastest growing economy, after China.
  • Demand for minerals, as well as for mining services, is robust in the country.
  • Mining in India is becoming more structured, and companies have started outsourcing part of the project to mining service companies.
  • The largest mining company in India, i.e., Coal India Limited (CIL), plans to invest around Rs254 billion during the Twelfth FYP (2012-17).
  • Contract mining could prove to be a solution to the on-going current coal deficit in country.
  • As the industry focuses on adapting international levels of technology, there exists untapped potential in the Indian mining equipment sector.


IMME 2018 – To Feature

  • 4 Days International Exhibition
  • 2 Days Global Mining Summit with 1000+ Delegates
  • 400+ Exhibitors
  • 10,000+ Business Visitors
  • 80,000 sq meters Exhibition Display Area
  • Country Pavilions from Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, UK and USA
  • B2B Networking forums for Exhibitors & Visitors
  • Participation from Major Indian & International Companies, Government, PSU’s, Nodal Agencies, Media and others.