The second edition of the three-day National conclave, "MINCON 2022 - MINES. MINERALS. METALS," is being held from 14-16 October 2022 at Chitnavis Center in Nagpur

The second edition of the three-day National conclave, "MINCON 2022 - MINES. MINERALS. METALS," is being held from 14-16 October 2022 at Chitnavis Center in Nagpur. It's co-organized by the Maharashtra State Mining Corporation Ltd. (MSMC), Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd.
MINCON, India’s leading event devoted to the mining, minerals, and metals industry, will provide a platform for business leaders, CEOs, consultants, senior government officials, decision-makers, and trade delegations to network, share ideas, showcase their technology, and create lasting business relationships.
The national conclave will highlight India’s rich mineral resources in order to attract investments in the mining and processing sectors, provide a platform for engagement between government, stakeholders, and users, and to deliberate on opportunities to maximise value addition. It will present a fantastic opportunity for networking with influential figures from practically every region of India and overseas, as well as to help to promote business and support the growth and development of the nation's mines, minerals, and metals.
JNARDDC has showcased its various innovative R&D products and process. Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi, Hon'ble Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines visited the JNARDDC stall and interacted with the scientists and staff. Shri Joshi was briefed about the various achievements of JNARDDC in the field of bauxite, alumina, aluminum and diversification as Metal Recycling Authority and Referee lab for third party coal sample analysis.
The conclave will provide an ideal platform to establish collaboration among the various stakeholders, all working towards a common goal, and to air their grievances, which can be used to formulate policies in the future.

JNARDDC celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav iconic week

Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Centre (JNARDDC), Nagpur undertook a mass plantation program as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) iconic week celebration of Ministry of Mines. AKAM is an initiative of the Government to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of it's people, culture and achievements to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The official journey of AKAM commenced on 12th March 2021 and will end post a year on 15th August 2023. All the organizations of Ministry of Mines have undertaken different events during this Iconic week from 11th to 17th July. The iconic week mass plantation program of JNARDDC on 15th July 2022 was inaugurated at the hands of Chief Guest - Ms Nirupama Kotru, IRS, Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Coal & Mines. She also inaugurated the cement road of JNARDDC and new facilities of coal sample preparation lab. She appreciated the technical assignments being undertaken by JNARDDC for NITI Aayog, Ministry of Mines, aluminium industry, power sector (Bureau of Energy Efficiency), coal sector as the referee lab for third party coal sampling and as Metal Recycling Authority (MRA). She applauded the efforts of JNARDDC and the Social forestry division in making JNARDDC campus evergreen with regular plantation programs. Dr Anupam Agnihotri, Director, JNARDDC stated that JNARDDC would scale new heights in scientific research activities and surpass its revenue generation targets. Mr Laxmikant M Padole, Director, Neem Research & Technology Development Centre, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur showcased a brief film about the benefits of organic farming and mass plantation program for sustaining the environment for the future generations. All the employees and staff planted around 150 saplings in JNARDDC campus. The program was compered by Ms R Vishakha, Admin Officer and vote of thanks was proposed by Mr R Srinivasan, Sr Admin Officer.

26th International Conference on Non-ferrous Metals (ICNFM-2022) was held at hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur on 8-9 July 2022

The 26th International Conference on Non ferrous Metals (ICNFM-2022) was held at hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur on 8-9 July 2022. The conference was organized by Corporate Monitor in Association with Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC) with Material Recycling Association of India(MRAI), Aluminium Association of India (AAI) and supported by Ministry of Mines, Govt of India. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr Anupam Agnihotri, Director JNARDDC, Shri Naveen Sharma, Director MRAI, Shri Bibhu Mishra, Head (MCoE), HINDALCO, Shri Rohit Pathak, CEO -Copper Business, HINDALCO, Shri Arun Mishra , CEO Hindustan Zinc and Shri Leeladhar Patidar, COO, Sterlite Copper. Dr Agnihotri focussed on the contribution of non-ferrous sector to the Indian economy in his inaugural speech. He highlighted the role of JNARDDC as the nominated Metal Recycling Authority (MRA), as stipulated in National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020. Shri Navin Sharma, Director, MRAI emphasized the contribution of recycling industry for accelerated growth of the metal industry. The heads of the non-ferrous industries look forward to harmonious co-existence of both primary and secondary sector for the sustainable development of the non-ferrous sector. Scientific excellence awards were given to Dr. B.K. Satpathy (Visiting faculty, IIT Bhubaneshwar), Dr Upendra Singh (Head, Analytical, JNARDDC), Shri Rohit Pathak (HINDALCO) and Dr Bhavin Desai (Aditya Birla). Around 35 technical papers, 5 international technical papers and around 14 posters will be presented at the conference. 125 delegates from India and abroad participated in the conference. The event was compered by Mrs R Vishakha, Admin Officer, JNARDDC and vote of thanks was proposed by Shri R.N. Chouhan, HoD(DSP), JNARDDC

Commemoration of 75 years of Indian independence(Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsava) and celebrating India’s achievements

The Hon;ble Prime Minister Shri Modi Ji launched the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav which is is a series of events organized by the government of India to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence. The mahotsav will be celebrated as a peoples' movement across the country.
The various activities undertaken by JNARDDC under Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav

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NABL Accredited Lab - Certificate No : TC-8254

JNARDDC is a NABL accredited Lab. National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, New Delhi) has granted ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certificate of accreditation vide certificate no. TC-8254. JNARDDC is committed to provide highly quality testing and consultancy services as per NABL guidelines and standards.


Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur is a centre of excellence set up in 1989 to create a research and development support system for the emerging aluminium industry in India by undertaking basic and applied research in the areas of bauxite, alumina and aluminium.
JNARDDC is an autonomous body of Ministry of Mines and is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 (455/87-Nagpur dated 13.8.1987) and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 (F-6778-Nagpur dated 8.10.1987) as a Trust.
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